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Game 110: Mariners at Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  August 1, 2013 02:45 PM

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Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (65-44)
Ellsbury CF
Victorino RF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Carp 1B
Drew SS
Nava LF
Lavarnway C
Holt 3B
Pitching: RHP Ryan Dempster (6-8, 4.24).

MARINERS (50-57)
Miller SS
Franklin 2B
Seager 3B
Morales DH
Saunders CF
Smoak 1B
Chavez RF
Ackley LF
Blanco C
Pitching: RHP Felix Hernandez (11-4, 2.34).

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Hernandez: Napoli 6-36, Pedroia 10-35, Ortiz 9-29, Salty 5-25, Ellsbury 6-21, Gomes 3-14, Nava 2-11, Drew 2-7, Victorino 2-3, Carp 1-3, Holt 1-2.

Mariners vs. Dempster: Quintero 3-21, Ryan 7-20, Ibanez 5-18, Morales 3-10, Chavez 5-7, Saunders 3-8, Blanco 0-6, Morse 0-3, Seager 1-5, Smoak 0-3, Miller 2-3.

Stat of the Day: The Red Sox have not been 22 games over .500 since Sept. 19, 2011, when they were 88-66.

Notes: The Sox have won four of their last five, including the first two games of a three-game set with the Mariners. Now comes the tough part: Figuring out a way to beat King Felix. Hernandez is 6-0 with a 2.18 ERA in his last 11 starts. He has not taken a loss since May. Hernandez beat the Sox on July 8, allowing two runs over seven innings. He is 7-2, 3.13 in 13 career starts against the Sox; 3-1, 2.53 in six starts at Fenway. ... Dempster had a rough start against Seattle on July 11, allowing seven runs (four earned) over 3.1 innings in a game the Sox came back to win. He is 1-0 with a 4.56 ERA in his last five starts. ... The Sox are 17-11 against the AL West. ... Seager is 11 of 27 with three extra-base hits and three walks in six games against the Sox this season.

Song of the Day: "Bling (Confessions of a King)" by The Killers.

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