Originally posted on Sox and Dawgs  |  Last updated 5/15/12

After winning 6-1 last night, the Boston Red Sox look to finish off the six-game homestand with another win this afternoon in the finale of a two-game set with the Seattle Mariners at Historic Fenway Park.

First pitch is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Mariners television market, you can catch the game on ROOT Sports. If you can't catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to it on the Red Sox radio network.

The Red Sox will also be honoring former knuckleballer Tim Wakefield before the game. The ceremony is expected to start at approximately at 3:30 p.m. and will be shown on NESN as well. It will also be posted here on the site after the ceremony.

After being booed off the mound in his last start, Josh Beckett looks to continue the good string of starting pitching in his seventh start of 2012 and on his 32nd birthday. In his previous six starts, Beckett is 2-4 with a 5.97 ERA. He made two starts against the Mariners in 2011 and was 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA (6 ER/12 IP). Overall in his career, Beckett has made nine starts against the Mariners and is 6-2 with a 3.39 ERA.

Blake Beavan is also making his seventh start of the season for the Mariners. In his previous six starts, Beavan is 1-3 with a 4.32 ERA. Both of his career starts against the Red Sox came last season when he went 0-2 with a 6.23 ERA (9 ER/13 IP). He took the loss in his lone Fenway start after allowing three runs in 6.2 innings of work.

Click on the read more button below to see today's lineups, batter/pitcher matchups and links from the day if you're on the home page.

Here are today's lineups:

16-21 16-19 1. Dustin Ackley
2B 1. Ryan Sweeney
CF 2. John Jaso
C 2. Dustin Pedroia
2B 3. Ichiro Suzuki
RF 3. David Ortiz
DH 4. Jesus Montero
DH 4. Adrian Gonzalez
1B 5. Kyle Seager 3B 5. Will Middlebrooks
3B 6. Justin Smoak 1B 6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia
C 7. Mike Carp
LF 7. Cody Ross RF 8. Michael Saunders CF 8. Daniel Nava LF 9. Munenori Kawasaki
SS 9. Mike Aviles SS Blake Beavan
SP Josh Beckett
SP

And here is how the hitters have fared against today's starting pitchers:

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Papelbon on facing Red Sox: ‘Cinco Ocho wants bragging rights’ [Clubhouse Insider]

Video: Can Beckett bounce back? [ESPN Boston]

Tito: Results will silence Beckett critics [ESPN Boston]

Video: Checking in from Fenway [ESPN Boston]

Daniel Nava and the lessons of adversity in player development [Full Count]

Josh Beckett Can Silence Critics for Now by Helping Red Sox Get on Hot Streak, Get Back Into Race [NESN.com]

Red Sox Mow '49' Into Fenway Park Grass to Honor Tim Wakefield as Part of 'Thanks Wake Day' (Photo) [NESN.com]

Daniel Nava Looks to Continue Improbable Hot Streak in Series Finale With Mariners [NESN.com]

Beckett looks to rebound as Red Sox eye sweep [RedSox.com]

Daisuke Matsuzaka's Return Will Make Six-Man Rotation a Definite Possibility for Red Sox [Don Orsillo - NESN.com]

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