Lineups and Game Notes: Red Sox Begin Three-Game Set in Seattle

The Red Sox were able to salvage one win from their four-game series in Oakland on Sunday, despite Koji Uehara uncharacteristically blowing a two-run lead in the ninth. The Sox now turn their attention to the Seattle Mariners for the next three nights at Safeco Field; here are the lineups for tonight’s game, scheduled to start at 10:10 Eastern time:

RED SOX (35-41)
1. Brock Holt (RF)
2. Xander Bogaerts (3B)
3. Dustin Pedroia (2B)
4. David Ortiz (DH)
5. Mike Napoli (1B)
6. Daniel Nava (LF)
7. A.J. Pierzynski (C)
8. Stephen Drew (SS)
9. Jackie Bradley Jr. (CF)
SP: John Lackey (RHP) (8-4, 2.96 ERA)

MARINERS (40-36)
1. Endy Chavez (RF)
2. James Jones (CF)
3. Robinson Cano (2B)
4. Kyle Seager (3B)
5. Logan Morrison (1B)
6. Mike Zunino (C)
7. Dustin Ackley (LF)
8. Brad Miller (SS)
9. Willie Bloomquist (DH)
SP: Felix Hernandez (RHP) (8-2, 2.22 ERA)


Game time: 10:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, 93.7 WEEI

Notes: Each of the Red Sox’ last 9 games have been decided by 2 runs or less…In this stretch the Sox have gone 4-5 and have been outscored just 22-24…This marks the club’s longest single-season streak of games decided by no more than 2 runs since the last 9 games of the 2000 season…Their last longer streak was a 10-gamer from 9/12-20/97…The Sox have dropped 12 games in June, including 5 by 1 run and 3 by 2 runs…The Sox trailed by 2 runs or less at some point in the 7th inning or later in all but 2 of their 12 losses this month…Tonight’s starters Felix Hernandez and John Lackey have the 2nd- and 3rd-best ERAs in the AL over the last month (beginning 5/23), respectively…In that time, Hernandez is at 1.17 and Lackey is at 1.60…Only TB’s Chris Archer (1.03) has a better ERA since 5/23…Lackey, who threw 9.0 scoreless innings last time out on Wednesday vs. MIN, has allowed no runs in 3 of his 6 starts over the last month beginning on 5/23.

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