Mariners bust out early, hang on for wild win
 In a wild game where Red Sox leadoff hitter Jacoby Ellsbury and manager Terry Francona were thrown out on the same play, the Mariners hung on for a 5-4 victory Saturday over the Red Sox to snap a five-game losing streak against the American League's top team.

All-Star right-handers Felix Hernandez and Josh Beckett, two of the top pitchers in the AL, each gave up a pair of home runs in the same inning at Safeco Field as the two teams hooked up in an interesting duel in front of 41,326 fans.

Hernandez yielded just two infield singles through five innings but got rocked for four runs on six hits -- including two-run bombs by Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia -- in the sixth inning before restoring order and ultimately recording his 11th win with timely relief from Jamey Wright and Brandon League.

Hernandez gave up nine hits and four runs over his seven-inning stint and is now 11-10 with a 3.38 ERA.

The Mariners got to Beckett (9-5, 2.40) for five runs in the first, helped by home runs by Ichiro Suzuki and Casper Wells, before their bats went quiet.

But not all the fireworks came from home runs. Ellsbury was gunned out at home on a laser throw by right fielder Ichiro in the fourth inning, attempting to score on a sacrifice fly that instead turned into a collision at the plate and led to Francona's ejection.

Home-plate umpire Mark Ripperger initially signaled Ellsbury safe after he bowled into catcher Josh Bard, but then reversed the call after huddling with his peers and realizing Bard had indeed successfully held onto the ball with his bare hand.

That led to Francona getting tossed and momentarily preserved the 5-0 lead for the Mariners, who came out swinging with five hits and five runs in the first inning against a pitcher who had allowed more than three runs in just two of his 22 starts this season and a season-high of five at Philadelphia in late June.

The Mariners, who rank last in the AL in scoring, rattled Beckett quickly with the two home runs, plus a Dustin Ackley double and a two-run single by Mike Carp.

The five runs were the most Seattle has scored in the first inning since a six-run outburst against Oakland at Safeco on Sept. 27, 2008.

Ichiro's rip to right field was his second of the season and the 34th leadoff home run in his 11-year career.

Wells, acquired in the Doug Fister trade with the Tigers, hit a two-run shot to left-center in his first at-bat ever against Beckett to give Seattle its 5-0 lead. It was the sixth home run of the season for Wells and second since he joined the Mariners.

Carp, who'll draw most of the starts at first base now with Justin Smoak going on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured nose and cheek bone, continued his red-hot run as he went 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

Carp's 13-game hit streak is the longest active streak in the AL and the longest by an AL rookie this season. The last Mariners player with a longer hit streak as a rookie was Ichiro, who had 23-, 21- and 16-game runs in '01.

Carp is batting .371 with 23 RBIs in 21 games since being recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on July 19 and is at .323 for the season.