BOSTON (AP)—David Ortiz had a tying RBI single and Mark Kotsay added a key two-run hit during a five-run seventh inning, and the Boston Red Sox avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Seattle Mariners 8-4 on Sunday.
All-Star Dustin Pedroia homered among his three hits for the Red Sox, who have not been swept at home this season. They also averted their first three-game losing streak at Fenway Park, where they improved to 26-12.
Ortiz and Jacoby Ellsbury also each hit solo homers.
Ronny Cedeno had a bases-loaded triple for Seattle, which won its first series in Boston since 2001.
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