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Game 77: Red Sox at Mariners

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  June 29, 2012 06:00 PM

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Good afternoon. Here's a preview of tonight's game:

RED SOX (40-36)
Nava LF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Saltalamacchia C
Gonzalez 1B
Middlebrooks 3B
Ross RF
Kalish CF
Aviles SS
Pitching: RHP Aaron Cook (1-1, 9.39)

MARINERS (33-45)
Ichiro RF
Wells CF
Seager 3B
Montero DH
Jaso C
Smoak 1B
Ackley 2B
Figgins LF
Ryan SS
Pitching: RHP Hector Noesi (2-9, 5.50)

Game time: 10:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI

Red Sox vs. Noesi: Gonzalez 0-2, Pedroia 0-2, Salty 0-2, Ortiz 1-2, Shoppach 0-1.

Mariners vs. Cook: Figgins 0-7, Olivo 1-5, Ryan 1-3.

Stat of the Day: The Sox are 5-20 when they do not hit a home run.

Notes: A day after being shut down by Felix Hernandez, the Sox face the much less imposing Hector Noesi. The former Yankee is 0-6, 5.08 in nine starts since his last victory on May 6, although he has pitched well in recent games, giving up eight earned runs in his last 19 innings. ... Noesi pitched in relief twice against the Sox last season, giving up five runs on five hits over seven innings. ... Cook is facing the Mariners for the first time in his career. He is coming off a five-inning start against the Braves that saw him allow two earned runs. ... Gonzalez has hit safely in seven straight at 13 of 37 with seven RBIs. ... The Sox are 19-15 on the road with wins in seven of their last 11 games. ... Middlebrooks is 1 of his last 15.

Song of the Day: "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" By Nirvana.

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