Game 77: Red Sox at Mariners

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.

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