Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (65-44)
Pitching: RHP Ryan Dempster (6-8, 4.24).
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.