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Game 27: Mariners at Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  May 1, 2011 09:30 AM

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Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (11-15)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ortiz DH
Drew RF
Lowrie 3B
Scutaro SS
Crawford LF
Saltalamacchia C

Pitching: RHP Tim Wakefield (0-0, 5.56).

MARINERS (13-15)
Ichiro RF
Figgins 3B
Langerhans LF
Olivo C
Smoak 1B
Cust DH
Rodriguez SS
Saunders CF
Wilson 2B

Pitching: RHP Felix Hernandez (3-2, 3.32).

Game time: 1:35 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI

Notes: The Sox have lost four of their last five. ... Seattle has won five straight and nine of its last 13. ... Hernandez is 4-1, 2.91 in eight career starts against the Red Sox, 3-0, 1.23 in four starts at Fenway Park. . ... Wakefield is 4-10, 4.18 ERA in 27 career games against Seattle, 17 of them starts. He is 3-6, 3.74 ERA in 16 games against Seattle at Fenway. ... Wakefield will be making his first start of the season. Clay Buchholz was bumped to Monday because of internal distress. ... Wakefield was 4-9 with a 5.71 ERA in 19 starts last season. He has thrown one inning in the last 12 days. ... Ellsbury has a nine-game hitting streak and Gonzalez has a seven-game streak. ... Pedroia is 3 for 32 (.094) in the last seven games.

Stat of the day: This will be Wakefield's 441st career start. That would be 82nd in baseball history and second among active pitchers to Livan Hernandez, who has 451.

Song of the day: "Old Man" by Neil Young.

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