Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (54-36)
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (8-4, 4.41).
Pitching: RHP Felix Hernandez (8-4, 2.69).
Game time: 10:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI.
Red Sox vs. Hernandez: Napoli 6-33, Pedroia 10-32, Ortiz 7-27, Saltalamacchia 5-22, Ellsbury 6-21 (2 HR), Gomes 2-10, Nava 1-7, Victorino 2-3.
Mariners vs. Lester: Ibanez 4-12, Smoak 3-10, Ryan 3-9, Ackley 2-7, eager 1-7, Chavez 2-6, Morales 0-6, Saunders 3-6, Blanco 1-3.
Stat of the Day: The Sox are 23-20 on the road but have lost eight of their last 11.
Notes: The Sox lost the final two games of their series against the Angels and now open a four-game set against the Mariners at Safeco Field. … Lester, a native of Tacoma, Wash., is 4-2, 3.58 in nine career starts against Seattle, 3-2, 4.43 in seven starts against the Mariners at Safeco. Lester has allowed eight earned runs over 21.2 innings in his last three starts at Safeco. … Hernandez is 6-2, 3.18 in 12 career starts against the Sox. That includes a five-hit shutout in his last game against the Sox on June 28, 2012. … Ellsbury takes a 17-game hit streak into the game. … The Sox have had at least one double in 23 consecutive games. … The Sox are 4 of 26 with runners in scoring position the last two nights.
Song of the Day: “All Along The Watchtower” by Jimi Hendrix.
UPDATE, 6:26 p.m.: The Red Sox just posted their lineup and it’s a doozy. Nava would be in center field for the first time in the majors. He has 13 innings (and one start) of experience there in the minors.
Shane Victorino (left hamstring) did not play Sunday. Presumably Jacoby Ellsbury is injured. We’ll learn more shortly.