Mariners hang on to defeat Red Sox

Ichiro Suzuki and Casper Wells homered during run first inning, but the Mariners had to hold on for a 5-4 victory against the Red Sox.

Mike Carp added a two-run single in the opening inning for Seattle, which rebounded from Friday's 6-4 loss in the opener of this three-game series.

Despite the early 5-0 lead on Saturday, the Mariners ended up taking a narrow victory.

Felix Hernandez (11-10) held Boston off the scoreboard until the sixth inning, when Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia smacked two-run homers to pull the Red Sox within one.

After Hernandez pitched a scoreless seventh, Boston slugger David Ortiz nearly hit a game-tying homer off Jamey Wright in the eighth. But Wright managed to keep the Red Sox off the scoreboard, and Brandon League worked the ninth for his 28th save.

Josh Beckett (9-5) took the loss after allowing all of the Mariners' runs, and lasted five innings.