One mistake to Yuniesky Betancourt was all it took for the Seattle Mariners to take the series against the Boston Red Sox.
A solo home run from Betancourt in the bottom of the third inning made it 1-0 and that’s all that was needed in this one as Erik Bedard blanked the struggling Red Sox offense over seven innings of work.
Brandon Morrow pitched a scoreless eighth inning for the hold and J.J. Putz walked two in the ninth but completed the inning allowing no runs for his sixth save.
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Morrow has been a shining example of what the Red Sox relief pitching needs to do: come into the game and dominate the opposition and do not allow runs.