Game 26: Mariners at Red Sox

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (11-14)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Youkilis 3B
Ortiz DH
Drew RF
Lowrie SS
Crawford LF
Saltalamacchia C

Pitching: RHP John Lackey (2-2, 6.35).

MARINERS (12-15)
Suzuki RF
Figgins 3B
Bradley LF
Olivo C
Smoak 1B
Cust DH
Saunders CF
Ryan SS
Wilson 2B

Pitching: RHP Doug Fister (1-3, 3.19).

Game time: 7:10 p.m.


Notes: The Sox have lost three of their last four games. … Seattle has won four straight and eight of its last 12. … Lackey is 13-9 with a 3.64 ERA in 27 career starts against Seattle He was 1-0, 1.13 (2 ER/16 IP) in two starts last season. … Fister is 0-2, 4.34 in three career starts against the Red Sox. … Ellsbury has an eight-game hitting streak (14 of 36) while Gonzalez has a six-game streak (12 of 27). Gonzalez has hit safely in 12 of 13 games at 21 of 57.


Stat of the day: Since joining the Red Sox, Lackey is 6-3 with a 3.48 ERA in 11 starts against AL West teams. He is 10-10, 5.09 in 26 starts against other teams.

Song of the day: “Masters of War” by Pearl Jam.

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