SEATTLE, July 25 (UPI) --
Boston's Jon Lester
carried a perfect game into the sixth inning Saturday only to unravel after a botched catch and Seattle went on to win 5-1.
Lester (11-5) had struck out 10 Mariners batters before Eric Patterson had a fly ball by Jack Wilson glance off his glove with one out in the sixth. Michael Saunders then cranked a homer to right.
Lester wound up surrendering all five Seattle runs (four earned) on four hits and a walk in 7 2/3 innings. He finished with a season-best 13 strikeouts.
The Mariners had lost the first two games of the four-game series.
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