Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 8/24/14
11:40 a.m. ET: The American League West’s tour through Fenway Park has been nothing short of disastrous for the Boston Red Sox. In 10 games against three AL West opponents (the Houston Astros, Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners) over the last week and a half, the Red Sox have posted a record of just 2-8, including losses in each of their last seven contests. The Sox will have one final chance to break out of that slump before departing on a 10-game road trip. Allen Webster will start on the mound Sunday for the finale of the team’s series with the Mariners. The 24-year-old right-hander has yet to put together a truly dominant outing in his five starts this season, but he has shown much improvement, particularly in the control department. Webster enters with a 3-1 record and a 4.73 ERA. Going for the Mariners will be Hisashi Iwakuma, who hasn’t allowed more than one run in a start since July 29. Iwakuma (12-6, 2.57 ERA) has pitched a total of 14 2/3 shutout innings over his last two outings, scattering nine hits, walking just one and striking out 16. His 11 K’s in a win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday were a season high. Here are the starting lineups Webster and Iwakuma will be facing: Back at it today from Fenway. Here are today's starting lineups. http://t.co/dXl097ood3— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) August 24, 2014 First pitch is set for 1:35 p.m.Filed under: Boston Red Sox, Live Blog, Top Stories, Zack Cox
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