Game 138: Red Sox at Mariners

Good afternoon. Here’s a preview of the game:

RED SOX (63-74)
Podsednik LF
Pedroia 2B
Ellsbury CF
Ross RF
Loney 1B
Saltalamacchia C
Lavarnway DH
Aviles SS
Ciriaco 3B
Pitching: RHP Aaron Cook (3-8, 5.35)

MARINERS (66-71)
Ackley 2B
Robinson LF
Seager 3B
Jaso C
Montero DH
Thames RF
Carp 1B
Wells CF
Ryan SS
Pitching: RHP Kevin Millwood (4-12, 4.38)

Game time: 10:10 p.m.


Red Sox vs. Millwood: Podsednik 9-30, Pedroia 4-19, Ellsbury 3-13, Aviles 3-11, Loney 4-7, Kalish 1-3, Ross 1-3.

Mariners vs. Cook: Figgins 0-10, Ryan 1-6, Olivo 1-3, Ackley 0-3, Jaso 1-3, Montero 0-3, Seager 0-3, Smoak 0-3, Wells 0-3.


Stat of the Day: Red Sox pitchers have a 1.48 ERA in eight games against Seattle this year. Since 1921, it is their lowest mark in a season series of at least six games against any opponent.

Notes: The road trip comes to an end tonight for the Sox, who snapped a seven-game losing streak on Tuesday with a 4-3 win. … The Sox are 1-7 on the trip, getting outscored 61-20. … Cook is 1-7, 5.67 in his last 10 starts. But he pitched perhaps the best game of the year for a Red Sox starter when he beat Seattle on June 29 at Safeco. Cook threw a two-hit shutout without a walk and struck out two. He threw 58 of 81 pitches for strikes. Seattle hitters are an aggregate 3 of 39 against Cook in their careers. … Millwood is 0-4, 5.97 in his last six starts and hasn’t won since July 28. … Pedroia has a 14-game hit streak. He is 24 of 61 in the streak with nine extra-base hits.

Song of the Day: “Street Fighting Man” by The Rolling Stones.

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