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Lineups and Game Notes: Daniel Nava, Hitting .340 in June, Slides Up to the 2-Hole

Daniel Nava, who has been one of the few Red Sox to hit on a consistent basis over the past month, will hit second behind Brock Holt tonight. Winslow Townson/AP

The Red Sox have been thoroughly outplayed through the first two games of their series with the Mariners, and Wednesday night they try to make sure it isn’t a Seattle Sweep. With Clay Buchholz making his first start in almost a month for the reeling Sox, here are tonight’s lineups for the final game of the series at Safeco Field:

RED SOX (35-43)
1. Brock Holt (1B)
2. Daniel Nava (RF)
3. Dustin Pedroia (2B)
4. David Ortiz (DH)
5. Jonny Gomes (LF)
6. A.J. Pierzynski (C)
7. Xander Bogaerts (3B)
8. Stephen Drew (SS)
9. Jackie Bradley Jr. (CF)
SP: Clay Buchholz (RHP) (2-4, 7.02 ERA)


MARINERS (42-36)
1. Endy Chavez (DH)
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. Stefen Romero (RF)
SP: Hisashi Iwakuma (RHP) (5-3, 3.04 ERA)

Game time: 10:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, 93.7 WEEI

Notes: The Sox continue a season-long-tying 10-game road trip today with the 6th of 7 games on the west coast (1-5)…Boston took 1 of 4 in Oakland to open the series and has dropped the 1st 2 of 3 games in Seattle…After tomorrow’s off-day, Boston ends the road trip over the weekend with 3 games at the Yankees, all national TV broadcasts: Friday night on MLBN (outside NESN territory), Saturday night on FOX, followed by the club’s 5th appearance on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball (2-2) this year, 3rd on the road (1-1)…This road trip finishes a 28-day, 26-game stretch encompassing most of June (6/2-29) over which the Sox were slated for only 7 games in Boston (6/12-18)…Tonight’s game is the last in a stretch is 36 games played in 37 days…Their only off-day within this stretch, which began on 5/20, was on 6/5 in Detroit after flying in from Cleveland during the last road trip…In this span, the Sox have posted a 15-20 record.


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