SEATTLE -- The losses keep piling up, but Dustin Pedroia is one of the few players who can escape the blame.
Pedroia had two of the six hits produced by the Red Sox in their 4-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners, Boston's seventh in as many tries on the current road trip.
The second baseman has a 14-game hitting streak. During that stretch, Pedroia is hitting .386 (22-for-57) with 10 runs scored, seven doubles, two homers and eight RBI.
Dating back to Aug. 5, nearly a month ago, Pedroia sports a major-league best .381 average with 14 doubles, 21 runs scored and 16 RBI. He's lifted his average for the season to .290.
His first hit -- a double in the first that led to the first (and only) Red Sox run of the afternoon -- was the 1,000th of his career, becoming the 31st player in franchise history to reach that
It took him 833 games to get there, a pace bettered by only five players: Nomar Garciaparra (746 games); Wade Boggs (747); Johnny Pesky (774); Ted Williams (814); and Jim Rice (827).