Here's a preview of tonight's game:
RED SOX (40-35)
Pitching: LHP Franklin Morales (1-1, 3.12)
Pitching: RHP Felix Hernandez (5-5, 3.36)
Game time: 10:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Red Sox vs. Hernandez: Gonzalez 11-36,
Pedroia 10-28, Ortiz 6-23, Salty 4-19, Punto 1-9, Aviles 5-11, Shoppach 0-8, Lillibridge 1-5, Kalish 1-3, Nava 0-3.
Mariners vs. Morales: Ackley 0-2, Jaso 0-1, Montero 1-1, Olivo 1-1, Seager 0-1, Smoak 0-1.
Stat of the Day: Mike Aviles has 43 RBIs, the most among shortstops in the major leagues.
Milestone watch: David Ortiz is one home run shy of being the 49th player in history with 400, the eighth active.
Notes: The Sox start a seven-game road trip having won two straight, four of five, 9 of 11 and 28 of 40 ... Morales is making his third start. He has allowed four earned runs on 11 hits in 11 innings as a starter with one walk and 17 strikeouts. In his last four outings, Morales has given up four earned runs in 18.1 innings with one walk and 24 strikeouts ... Hernandez is 5-2, 3.55 in 11 career starts against the Sox. He faced them three times last season, going 1-1, 5.31 ... King Felix has given up two runs over 14 innings in his last two starts ... Hot Sox: Gonzalez is 9 of 21 (five games) with three extra-base hits and seven RBIs. ... Pedroia is 8 of 19 (five games) with three extra-base hits and five RBIs ... Ross is 11 of 33 (9 games) with eight extra-base hits and 11 RBIs in nine games. ... The Sox have hits 16 home runs in the last nine games.
Song of the Day: "All Along The Watchtower" By Jimi Hendrix.