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Boston Slips By Mariner's 2-1

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BOSTON, Mass. -- Justin Masterson pitched six strong innings and J.D. Drew hit a go-ahead homer for Boston, lifting the Red Sox to a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.

Drew greeted Seattle reliever Sean Green (1-2) with his eighth homer of the season in the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie. Masterson (3-0) allowed one run on three hits and struck out four for Boston, which has won 15 of its last 16 at home and eight of 10 overall.

Hideki Okajima worked the eighth and Jonathan Papelbon pitched a perfect ninth for his 18th save.