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Mariners get second straight late win beat Red Sox


BOSTON (AP) - Chris Woodward's bases-loaded pop up in the ninth inning dropped behind a partially draw-in infield to score the go-ahead run and lift the Seattle Mariners to a 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.

Jason Varitek hit a two-run homer for Boston, which also lost Friday's series opener. The Red Sox had won their previous seven series overall. It was just their third series loss in their last 12 in Fenway Park.

Russell Branyan drove in the other two runs for the Mariners .

Seattle capitalized on Takashi Saito's wildness for the winning rally. Saito (2-2) walked the bases loaded with one out before Woodward's pop fell behind first baseman Mark Kotsay and second baseman Dustin Pedroia's diving bid, scoring pinch runner Wladimir Balentien from third easily.

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