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Saturday, June 7, 2008

Red Sox sink Mariners 11-3

Tim Wakefield's knuckleball danced all over the place as he went 7 innings allowing 5 hits and 2 runs with 6 strikeouts and 2 walks. It looked like a backyard game of catch, with Wakefield getting the ball and pitching quickly. One knuckler to Kenji Johnson in the second inning was clocked at 56 mph.

"I've always been the type that likes to keep the game going," Wakefield said. "I slow the game and make adjustments. Obviously, I didn't need to today, so I just wanted to get the ball and keep throwing." Boston rebounded from Friday's 8-0 loss to Seattle for its seventh victory in nine games; and 16th of 18 at Fenway Park.

Ramirez tied Eddie Murray for 23rd on the career list with a two-run drive over the Green Monster seats. J.D. Drew continued his hot-hitting as he homered, tripled and singled. One thing did go wrong for the Red Sox, Kevin Youkilis dropped a throw in the ninth, ending his major league-record 238-game errorless streak at first. He started the game at third, but moved over in the eighth.

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