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Lineups and Game Notes: After Recent Struggles, Bogaerts Knocked Down to Seventh in the Order

Third baseman Xander Bogaerts was dropped to seventh in the order on Tuesday due to his recent struggles at the plate. Jim Rogash/Getty Images

The Red Sox got clobbered in their first game of their three-night series in Seattle, falling to the Mariners 12-3 as Felix Hernandez handled the Red Sox bats, while John Lackey struggled. The Sox try to right the ship on Tuesday as they hope for better luck against the M’s. Here are the lineups for tonight’s game, set to start at 10:10 p.m. in Seattle:

RED SOX (35-42)
1. Brock Holt (RF)
2. Dustin Pedroia (2B)
3. David Ortiz (DH)
4. Mike Napoli (1B)
5. Daniel Nava (LF)
6. A.J. Pierzynski (C)
7. Xander Bogaerts (3B)
8. Stephen Drew (SS)
9. Jackie Bradley Jr. (CF)
SP: Jake Peavy (RHP) (1-5, 4.52 ERA)


MARINERS (41-36)
1. Endy Chavez (RF)
2. James Jones (CF)
3. Robinson Cano (2B)
4. Kyle Seager (3B)
5. Logan Morrison (1B)
6. Mike Zunino (C)
7. Dustin Ackley (LF)
8. Brad Miller (SS)
9. John Buck (DH)
SP: Erasmo Ramirez (RHP) (1-4, 4.62 ERA)

Game time: 10:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, 93.7 WEEI

Notes: Mike Napoli has gone deep in each of Boston’s last 2 games, with solo shots in the 4th inning last night off Felix Hernandez and in the 5th inning on Sunday off Tommy Milone…Napoli last homered in as many as 3 straight games when he did so in a career-high 5 consecutive games from 4/25-21/12 with TEX.In 16 games since returning from the DL on 6/8, Napoli has a .310 AVG/.375 OBP/.552 SLG/.927 OPS line…His 4 homers in that time are tied with David Ortiz for the most on the team, and 1 shy of the MLB lead (6 players with 5 HR)…Ortiz is approaching his 1,000th career extra-base hit…With 530 doubles, 18 triples, and 448 home runs, he is 4 XBH shy of becoming the 36th player to reach the mark, the 16th left-handed hitter…Only 11 other players have ever tallied both as many doubles (530) and homers (448) as Ortiz right now…Red Sox prospects Mookie Betts and Henry Owens were named today to the Sirius XM Futures Game’s World Team roster.


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