BOSTON — Jason Vargas pitched seven solid innings and got his first victory of the season as the Seattle Mariners beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Friday night for their fourth straight win.
Jack Cust hit an RBI double in the seventh to give Seattle the lead as the Mariners roughed up reliever Bobby Jenks (1-2), who was booed after allowing two runs in the inning and giving up Boston’s one-run lead.
Justin Smoak drove in two runs and Brandon League picked up his sixth save as the Mariners held the Red Sox hitless after the fourth inning.
Vargas (1-2) gave up eight hits and four runs while striking out four and walking two.
Mike Cameron homered twice for the Sox, who opened their 11-game homestand by losing for the third time in their last four games.