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Red Sox lose 3rd straight, 11-4 to Mariners

Tuesday - 7/9/2013, 5:05am  ET

Boston Red Sox pitcher Alex Wilson reacts in the sixth inning of a baseball game after giving up a two-run double to Seattle Mariners Michael Saunders, Monday, July 8, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox have the best record in the American League and need to get healthy to stay there.

The Red Sox lost their third straight game Monday night -- matching their season high -- in an 11-4 defeat to the Seattle Mariners.

Felix Hernandez (9-4) pitched seven strong innings, allowing two runs and six hits, and Raul Ibanez hit his 22nd home run as part of the Mariners' 15-hit attack.

Jon Lester (8-5) allowed nine hits and five runs in five-plus innings for the Red Sox, who at 54-37 have the best record in the majors and lead the AL East by 3
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