Game 118: Red Sox at Mariners

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (73-44)
Ellsbury CF
Crawford LF
Gonzalez 1B
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Reddick RF
Aviles 3B
Varitek C
Scutaro SS

Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (9-4, 2.17)

MARINERS (50-67)
Ichiro RF
Gutierrez CF
Ackley 2B
Carp 1B
Pena DH
Wells LF
Bard C
Rodriguez 3B
Wilson SS

Pitching: RHP Felix Hernandez (10-10, 3.31)

Game time: 10:10 p.m.


Notes: It’s a game A-Rod would love as a pair of aces take the mound. Beckett has a 1.85 ERA in his last five starts with one win to show for it. But the Sox are 4-1 in those games. He held the Mariners to one run over seven innings on July 23. Beckett is 4-1, 2.87 in eight career starts against Seattle, 2-0, 1.86 in three starts at Safeco Field. … King Felix is 4-2, 3.39 in 10 starts against the Sox. In two starts this season he has allowed eight ER on 17 hits over 13.1 innings with five walks and 12 strikeouts. … Crawford is hitting .297 with a .340 OBP since coming off the DL 23 games ago. … With a win tonight the Sox would be 30 games over .500 for the first time since they ended the 2007 season 96-66. … The Sox are 3-1 on their road trip. … The Sox are 15-8 against the AL West, 5-2 against Seattle. … The Sox have 32 come from behind victories.


Stat of the Day: Ortiz needs one home run to have eight seasons with 25 or more as a member of the Red Sox. Only Ted Williams, with 14, has had more.

Song of the Day: “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race” by Fall Out Boy.

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