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Workman, Red Sox extend slides with 7-3 loss to Mariners

  • Boston Red Sox's Brandon Workman pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's Brandon Workman pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's Brandon Workman pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's Brandon Workman pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt (26) celebrates after scoring on an sacrifice fly by Yoenis Cespedes during the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt (26) celebrates after scoring on an sacrifice fly by Yoenis Cespedes during the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Seattle Mariners' Chris Young gets the ball back while pitching during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Seattle Mariners' Chris Young gets the ball back while pitching during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts (50) celebrates after scoring on a double by David Ross during the second inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts (50) celebrates after scoring on a double by David Ross during the second inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts, left, steals second base as Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano puts on a late tage during the second inning of a baseball game in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts, left, steals second base as Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano puts on a late tage during the second inning of a baseball game in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Seattle Mariners' Dustin Ackley rounds second base on his three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Seattle Mariners' Dustin Ackley rounds second base on his three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Seattle Mariners' Dustin Ackley (13) heads to the dug out after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Seattle Mariners' Dustin Ackley (13) heads to the dug out after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's David Ross, right, talks with Boston Red Sox's Brandon Workman during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's David Ross, right, talks with Boston Red Sox's Brandon Workman during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Seattle Mariners' Austin Jackson, left, and Jesus Sucre (2) wait at home plate after scoring on Dustin Ackley's (13) three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Seattle Mariners' Austin Jackson, left, and Jesus Sucre (2) wait at home plate after scoring on Dustin Ackley's (13) three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's David Ross swings during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's David Ross swings during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's Yoenis Cespedes stands in front of the scoreboard during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's Yoenis Cespedes stands in front of the scoreboard during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz reacts after being hit by a pitch during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz reacts after being hit by a pitch during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, foreground left, and home plate umpire Angel Hernandez, second from right, restrain David Ross (3) after he was ejected by first base umpire Vic Carapazza, background left, during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners  in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. The Mariners won 7-3. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, foreground left, and home plate umpire Angel Hernandez, second from right, restrain David Ross (3) after he was ejected by first base umpire Vic Carapazza, background left, during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. The Mariners won 7-3. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's David Ross, second from left, yells after being ejected by first base umpire Vic Carapazza, right, during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's David Ross, second from left, yells after being ejected by first base umpire Vic Carapazza, right, during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, left, and home plate umpire Angel Hernandez, second from right, restrain David Ross (3) after he was ejected by first base umpire Vic Carapazza, second from left, during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners  in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. The Mariners won 7-3. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, left, and home plate umpire Angel Hernandez, second from right, restrain David Ross (3) after he was ejected by first base umpire Vic Carapazza, second from left, during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. The Mariners won 7-3. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's David Ross, second from left, yells at first base umpire Vic Carapazza, not seen, after being ejected by Carapazza as manager John Farrell, left, looks on during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's David Ross, second from left, yells at first base umpire Vic Carapazza, not seen, after being ejected by Carapazza as manager John Farrell, left, looks on during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia walks back to the dug out after striking out during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia walks back to the dug out after striking out during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz leans against the dug out railing and holds his elbow after being hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz leans against the dug out railing and holds his elbow after being hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's Brandon Workman pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's Brandon Workman pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's David Ross, left, and manger John Farrell react after Ross was ejected by first base umpire Vic Carapazza during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. The Mariners won 7-3. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's David Ross, left, and manger John Farrell react after Ross was ejected by first base umpire Vic Carapazza during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. The Mariners won 7-3. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's David Ross reacts after he struck out swinging during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Ross was then ejected by first base umpire Vic Carapazza. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's David Ross reacts after he struck out swinging during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Ross was then ejected by first base umpire Vic Carapazza. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's Junichi Tazawa walks to the dug out after pitching during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's Junichi Tazawa walks to the dug out after pitching during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's Yoenis Cespedes stands in front of the scoreboard during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's Yoenis Cespedes stands in front of the scoreboard during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, left, walks to first base with David Ortiz after Ortiz was hit by a pitch during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, left, walks to first base with David Ortiz after Ortiz was hit by a pitch during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, left, and home plate umpire Angel Hernandez, center, restrain David Ross after he was ejected by first base umpire Vic Carapazza during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners  in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. The Mariners won 7-3. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, left, and home plate umpire Angel Hernandez, center, restrain David Ross after he was ejected by first base umpire Vic Carapazza during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. The Mariners won 7-3. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz, right, twists and releases his bat beside Seattle Mariners' Jesus Sucre after being hit by a pitch during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz, right, twists and releases his bat beside Seattle Mariners' Jesus Sucre after being hit by a pitch during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Rusney Castillo talks with reporters following a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. The Red Sox announced during the game that they signed Castillo, a Cuban defector, to a seven-year contract, beginning in 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Rusney Castillo talks with reporters following a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. The Red Sox announced during the game that they signed Castillo, a Cuban defector, to a seven-year contract, beginning in 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Rusney Castillo leaves the table after speaking with reporters during a news confernce after the baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. The Red Sox announced during the game that they signed Castillo, a Cuban defector, to a seven-year contract, beginning in 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Rusney Castillo leaves the table after speaking with reporters during a news confernce after the baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. The Red Sox announced during the game that they signed Castillo, a Cuban defector, to a seven-year contract, beginning in 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington, right, leaves the table with Rusney Castillo after both spoke to reporters following a baseball game between the Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. The Red Sox announced during the game that they signed Castillo, a Cuban defector, to a seven-year contract, beginning in 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington, right, leaves the table with Rusney Castillo after both spoke to reporters following a baseball game between the Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. The Red Sox announced during the game that they signed Castillo, a Cuban defector, to a seven-year contract, beginning in 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's David Ross, left, tags out Seattle Mariners' Kyle Seager (15) trying to score on a single by Jesus Sucre during the second inning of a baseball game in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's David Ross, left, tags out Seattle Mariners' Kyle Seager (15) trying to score on a single by Jesus Sucre during the second inning of a baseball game in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's David Ross, right, talks with Boston Red Sox's Brandon Workman during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's David Ross, right, talks with Boston Red Sox's Brandon Workman during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's Brandon Workman pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's Brandon Workman pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt (26) celebrates after scoring on an sacrifice fly by Yoenis Cespedes during the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Seattle Mariners' Chris Young gets the ball back while pitching during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts (50) celebrates after scoring on a double by David Ross during the second inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts, left, steals second base as Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano puts on a late tage during the second inning of a baseball game in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Seattle Mariners' Dustin Ackley rounds second base on his three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Seattle Mariners' Dustin Ackley (13) heads to the dug out after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's David Ross, right, talks with Boston Red Sox's Brandon Workman during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Seattle Mariners' Austin Jackson, left, and Jesus Sucre (2) wait at home plate after scoring on Dustin Ackley's (13) three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's David Ross swings during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's Yoenis Cespedes stands in front of the scoreboard during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz reacts after being hit by a pitch during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, foreground left, and home plate umpire Angel Hernandez, second from right, restrain David Ross (3) after he was ejected by first base umpire Vic Carapazza, background left, during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners  in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. The Mariners won 7-3. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's David Ross, second from left, yells after being ejected by first base umpire Vic Carapazza, right, during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, left, and home plate umpire Angel Hernandez, second from right, restrain David Ross (3) after he was ejected by first base umpire Vic Carapazza, second from left, during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners  in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. The Mariners won 7-3. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's David Ross, second from left, yells at first base umpire Vic Carapazza, not seen, after being ejected by Carapazza as manager John Farrell, left, looks on during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia walks back to the dug out after striking out during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz leans against the dug out railing and holds his elbow after being hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's Brandon Workman pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's David Ross, left, and manger John Farrell react after Ross was ejected by first base umpire Vic Carapazza during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. The Mariners won 7-3. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's David Ross reacts after he struck out swinging during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Ross was then ejected by first base umpire Vic Carapazza. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's Junichi Tazawa walks to the dug out after pitching during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's Yoenis Cespedes stands in front of the scoreboard during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, left, walks to first base with David Ortiz after Ortiz was hit by a pitch during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, left, and home plate umpire Angel Hernandez, center, restrain David Ross after he was ejected by first base umpire Vic Carapazza during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners  in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. The Mariners won 7-3. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz, right, twists and releases his bat beside Seattle Mariners' Jesus Sucre after being hit by a pitch during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Rusney Castillo talks with reporters following a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. The Red Sox announced during the game that they signed Castillo, a Cuban defector, to a seven-year contract, beginning in 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Rusney Castillo leaves the table after speaking with reporters during a news confernce after the baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. The Red Sox announced during the game that they signed Castillo, a Cuban defector, to a seven-year contract, beginning in 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington, right, leaves the table with Rusney Castillo after both spoke to reporters following a baseball game between the Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. The Red Sox announced during the game that they signed Castillo, a Cuban defector, to a seven-year contract, beginning in 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's David Ross, left, tags out Seattle Mariners' Kyle Seager (15) trying to score on a single by Jesus Sucre during the second inning of a baseball game in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's David Ross, right, talks with Boston Red Sox's Brandon Workman during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

BOSTON – Brandon Workman is in quite a rut, and so are the Boston Red Sox.

Workman gave up seven runs in the fourth inning en route to losing his seventh straight start as the Seattle Mariners beat Boston, 7-3, yesterday.

“The ball was up all day for me,” Workman said. “You can’t pitch like that. You can’t pitch everything belt high. That’s what I did today and they took advantage of it.”

Workman (1-8) was tagged for seven runs and 10 hits in 3.1 innings.

“On a day when we looked down and figured out we’ve got a maximum of five innings available in the bullpen, and likely four, we tried to get him through the fourth,” Boston Manager John Farrell said.

It didn’t work.

Dustin Ackley’s three-run homer capped the outburst in the fourth, sending the last-place Red Sox to their seventh straight defeat.

Trailing 3-0, the Mariners chased Workman with their big inning.

Chris Denorfia had an RBI double and Chris Taylor and Jesus Sucre added run-scoring singles before Ackley hooked a drive around the right-field foul pole. Workman’s wild pitch allowed Denorfia to score the tying run.

It was the ninth win in 12 games for the Mariners, who increased their slim lead over Detroit for the second AL wild card.

Boston designated hitter David Ortiz had his streak of reaching base four times in four straight games halted, but he did walk and was hit by a pitch before leaving with a bruised left elbow.

Farrell said Ortiz should be ready to play in today’s series finale.

Dustin Pedroia had a double and two singles for the Red Sox.

Tom Wilhelmsen (2-2) struck out three in 1.1 innings of relief after starter Chris Young couldn’t make it out of the fourth.

Young gave up three runs on seven hits and five walks in 3.2 innings, his shortest start since his second of the season when he lasted just three innings at Miami.

Boston took a 3-0 lead with single runs in the first three innings.

David Ross had an RBI double for the Red Sox before getting ejected by first base umpire Vic Carapazza.

Warnings

Both dugouts were warned after Boston’s Alex Wilson hit Robinson Cano on the backside below the hip with a pitch in the seventh. Ortiz was hit on the left elbow by Charlie Furbush’s fastball, and Yoenis Cespedes had to get out of the way of Danny Farquhar’s high fastball in the sixth.

One for the team

Wilson had retired 24 straight batters in his last few relief appearances before plunking Cano. “I’m just worried about getting zeros,” Wilson said.

Show off that arm

Cespedes fired a strong throw to the plate from left field in the second, easily nailing Kyle Seager to end the inning.

Trainer’s room

Red Sox: SS Xander Bogaerts was held out of the lineup after getting hit in the head by Felix Hernandez’s pitch Friday night. “Anytime you get hit in the head – like he did last night – he’s got to go through a protocol,” Farrell said. “He will today just to see if there’s any concussion symptoms.” Farrell also said RHP Joe Kelly is in line to make his next start. Kelly left Friday’s game after feeling slight discomfort in his shoulder.

Up next

RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (12-6, 2.57 ERA) is scheduled to pitch for Seattle in the series finale today. He’s been hit hard by the Red Sox in three career starts, giving up 12 runs in 12.2 innings.

RHP Allen Webster (3-1, 4.73) gets the ball for Boston. He’s given up three or fewer earned runs in four of his five starts this season.

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