Game 35: Mariners at Red Sox

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (15-19)
Aviles SS
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Gonzalez 1B
Middlebrooks 3B
Ross RF
Nava LF
Byrd CF
Shoppach C
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (1-3, 4.29)

MARINERS (16-20)
Ackley DH
Wells LF
Suzuki RF
Montero C
Smoak 1B
Seager 2B
Liddi 3B
Saunders CF
Ryan SS
Pitching: LHP Jason Vargas (4-2, 2.79)

TV/Radio: NESN / WRKO (680)

Mariners vs. Lester: Chone Figgins 5-15, Jesus Montero 2-5, Brendan Ryan 2-3, Michael Saunders 2-3, Justin Smoak 0-3, Ichiro Suzuki 6-25, Casper Wells 0-4.

Red Sox vs Vargas: Mike Aviles 1-3, Marlon Byrd 4-14, Adrian Gonzalez 3-9, David Ortiz 2-6, Dustin Pedroia 1-6, Nick Punto 0-1, Jarrod Saltalamacchia 0-2, Kelly Shoppach 2-6.


Stat of the Day: Sunday marked the ninth time this season the Red Sox scored 10 or more runs, the most in the majors and the franchise’s most ever through the first 34 games. The Red Sox are just the second team in the last 81 years to score 10-plus runs in nine of its first 34 games, joining the 1997 Colorado Rockies.

Notes: With a homer and two RBIs Sunday, Will Middlebrooks became the third player to total at least four home runs and 13 RBI over his first 10 big-league games. The others are the Royals’ Mark Quinn in September 1999 (5 HRs, 15 RBIs) and the Mariners’ Alvin Davis in April 1984 (4 HRs, 13 RBIs). … Dustin Pedroia singled in the seventh inning Sunday to extend his hitting streak to 14 games, during which he is batting .350 (21 for 60) with 8 doubles, 2 homers, 11 RBI, 11 runs, 8 walks and 2 stolen bases. It is the longest active hitting streak in the majors … The Consul General of Japan will present the Red Sox with a cherry tree during a pre-game ceremony at Fenway Park before the Sox take on the Seattle Mariners. The presentation is part of the Greater Boston-Japan Cherry Blossom Festival marking the 100th anniversary of Japan’s original gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor of Tokyo, Yukio Ozaki, to Washington in 1912.

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