Game 128 Lineups: Joe Kelly Looks to Stop Sox Skid Against Mariners Tonight

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The Red Sox look to end a five game skid when they take on the Mariners at Fenway tonight.

Red Sox righthander Joe Kelly gave up a career high seven runs while walking six battters in his Fenway Park debut Sunday in an 8-1 loss to the Astros. He hopes for better results tonight when he opposes Mariner’s ace Felix Hernandez and faces the light hitting Seattle lineup.

Yoenis Cespedes, who left the game last night for a family emergency, is back in the lineup tonight.

Here are full lineups:

RED SOX (56-71)
1. Daniel Nava 1B
2. Dustin Pedroia 2B
3. Yoenis Cespedes LF
4. Allen Craig RF
5. Will Middlebrooks 3B
6. Xander Bogaerts SS
7. Mookie Betts CF
8. Christian Vazquez C
SP Joe Kelly (R) (0-1, 5.29 ERA)


MARINERS (68-58)
1. Austin Jackson CF
2. Dustin Ackley LF
3. Robinson Cano 2B
4. Kendrys Morales DH
5. Kyle Seager 3B
6. Logan Morrison 1B
7. Mike Zunino C
8. Endy Chavez RF
9. Brad Miller SS
SP. Felix Hernandez (R) SP (13-4, 1.99 ERA)

Game time: 7:10 p.m. ET

Location: Fenway Park

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI (93.7 FM) / WCEC (1490 AM Spanish)

Notes: The Red Sox have won their last nine home games against the Mariners dating back to May 1, 2011, the club’s longest ever home win streak against the M’s… The Sox dropped two of three at Safeco, June 23-25… Christian Vazquez has thrown out 7 of 16 attempted base stealers (44 percent), the second-best rate among major league catchers with 20+ games… Joe Kelly – who is facing the Mariners for the first time — logged a 2.08 ERA in his first two road starts after being acquired from the Cardinals at the trade deadline, but he allowed a career-high seven runs in four innings against Houston on Sunday… King Felix is looking for his first road victory in seven tries tonight, even though he’s put up a 1.54 ERA in that stretch… Hernandez record streak of 16 straight outings with at least seven innings while yielding two runs or fewer came to an end in Saturday’s 4-2 loss at Detroit.

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