Here are the lineups:
|RED SOX (35-42)||MARINERS (41-36)|
|Holt RF||Chavez RF|
|Pedroia 2B||Jones CF|
|Ortiz DH||Cano 2B|
|Napoli 1B||Seager 3B|
|Nava LF||Morrison 1B|
|Pierzynski C||Zunino C|
|Bogaerts 3B||Ackley LF|
|Drew SS||Miller SS|
|Bradley Jr. CF||Buck DH|
|Pitching: RHP Jake Peavy (1-5, 4.52)||Pitching: RHP Erasmo Ramirez (1-4, 4.62).|
Game time: 10:10 p.m.
Red Sox vs. Ramirez: Pierzynski 1-5, Drew 0-3, Nava 0-4, Ortiz 0-2, Pedroia 1-4, Gomes 1-3, Holt 1-2, Napoli 0-0.
Mariners vs. Peavy: Chavez 5-14, Cano 5-12, Seager 3-11, Ackley 4-8, Buck 3-9, Montero 1-6, Bloomquist 0-3.
Stat of the Day: The left side of the Red Sox infield is hitting .199 with 10 RBIs in 21 games since Stephen Drew was recalled from the minors on June 2. The Sox are 8-13 in those games. The left side of the infield was hitting .258 with 35 RBIs in 56 games prior and the Sox were 27-29.
Slumping Sox: Stephen Drew is 0 of his last 20 and 6 of 42 since being called up on June 2. … Xander Bogaerts is 5 of 52 in his last 14 games with one extra-base hit and two RBIs. … A.J. Pierzynski is 2 of his last 26 with no extra-base hits and two RBIs. … The Red Sox bullpen has allowed 10 runs on 18 hits over 12.1 innings in the last four games.
Other notes: The Sox are 1-4 on their road trip, getting outscored 28-16. They have lost 23 of their last 38 games since May 15 and start the day 7.5 games out of first. … Seattle has won four straight and seven of nine. … Peavy is 0-5, 5.34 in 10 starts since his last (and only) win on April 25. He is 5-2, 3.03 against Seattle in his career. He faced the Mariners last June 4 while with the White Sox and allowed six runs on seven hits over 2.1 innings. … Ramirez has started twice against the Sox in his career and allowed seven runs on six hits and four walks over 7.1 innings. He has not allowed a run over 15.2 innings in his last three starts despite giving up nine hits and 11 walks. … Dustin Pedroia has hit in five straight at 7 of 21 with three extra-base hits.
Song of the Day: “Here At The Western World” by Steely Dan.Peter Abraham can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @PeteAbe.