Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (63-44)
Pitching: RHP Brandon Workman (0-1, 4.40)
Pitching: LHP Joe Saunders (9-9, 4.48).
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Red Sox vs. Saunders: Pedroia 8-32, Ortiz 3-23, Ellsbury 5-20, Gomes 7-18, Salty 1-11, Victorino 2-8, Drew 0-3, Iglesias 1-3, Lavarnway 2-3, Nava 1-3, Napoli 0-2.
Mariners vs. Workman: Ryan 1-2, Ackley 1-1, Blanco 0-1, Miller 0-1, Morales 1-1, Saunders 0-1, Seager 0-1, Smoak 1-1.
Stat of the Day: The Mariners were 40-52 on July 11 after losing three of four to the Red Sox. They are 10-3 since.
Notes: The Sox have lost seven of 12 and are 5-5 since the All-Star break. This game starts a stretch of 16 games against the Mariners, Diamondbacks, Astros, Royals and Blue Jays. … The Sox are 3-1 against Seattle this season. … Workman is making his third start, this one coming on extended rest after the rotation was shuffled. The rookie was strong in his first two starts, allowing four earned runs over 12.1 innings. Workman made his MLB debut against Seattle at Safeco Field on July 10 and allowed three runs on four hits over two innings. … Saunders is facing the Sox for the first time since Sept. 30, 2012 when he was with the Orioles. He is 5-5, 4.11 in 10 career starts against the Sox. … Pedroia is 3 for 39 (.077) in 10 games since the break with no extra-base hits and one run scored. He has struck out only three times in that stretch, however. … Iglesias is 4 of his last 40 and last had an extra-base hit on July 4 when he doubled. … Ortiz is 15 of 35 since the break with four extra-base hits. … How great has Koji Uehara been? Here’s how great: In his last 23 appearances, Uehara has allowed one earned run on eight hits and two walks over 23 innings. He has struck out 33 and opponents are 8 of 77 (.104) against him. In July, Uehara has thrown 13.1 scoreless innings and struck out 17 with one walk.
Song of the Day: “Welcome to the Working Week” by Elvis Costello and the Attractions.