Originally posted on Sox and Dawgs  |  Last updated 6/28/12

After taking two-of-three from the Toronto Blue Jays, the Boston Red Sox head to the left coast for the next seven games. Tonight they'll kick off the first of a four-game set with the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field.

First pitch is scheduled for 10:10 p.m. and 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.

Franklin Morales will make his third start (25th appearance) of 2012 for the Red Sox. In his previous 24 appearances (two starts), Morales is 1-1 with a 3.12 ERA. He made three appearances against the Mariners in 2011 and had no record with a 13.50 ERA (3 ER/2 IP). Those were also his only three career appearances against them as well. Two of them came at Safeco Field where had no record with a 0.00 ERA (0 ER/1.1 IP).

Felix Hernandez makes his 16th start of the season for the Mariners. In his previous 15 starts, King Felix is 5-5 with a 3.36 ERA. He made three starts against the Red Sox in 2011 and was 1-1 with a 5.31 ERA. Hernandez has made 11 career starts against the Red Sox and is 5-2 with a 3.55 ERA. Five of those starts have come at Safeco Field where he is 2-1 with a 4.86 ERA..

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

Here are today's lineups:

40-35 32-45 1. Daniel Nava
LF 1. Ichiro Suzuki
RF 2. Dustin Pedroia 2B 2. Franklin Gutierrez
CF 3. David Ortiz
DH 3. Kyle Seager
3B 4. Jarrod Saltalamacchia
C 4. Jesus Montero
DH 5. Adrian Gonzalez
1B 5. Casper Wells
LF 6. Will Middlebrooks
3B 6. Justin Smoak
1B 7. Cody Ross
RF 7. Miguel Olivo
C 8. Ryan Kalish
CF 8. Dustin Ackley
2B 9. Mike Aviles
SS 9. Brendan Ryan
SS Franklin Morales
SP Felix Hernandez
SP

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

NOTES:

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Sox pick up the pieces [boston herald]

Bard: Can't worry about returning to Red Sox [rob bradford - weei.com]

Red Sox gave Buchholz permission to attend Foxwoods [csn new england]

A few Red Sox notes from Seattle [extra bases]

Taiwanese phenom Tzu-Wei Lin close to starting pro career with Red Sox [full count]

A Series Matter: Red Sox-Mariners and Mysteries [projo sox blog]

What Daniel Bard is thinking about these days [projo sox blog]

Morales looks to turn in another strong start [redsox.com]

Pitching in for kid's fitness [redsox.com]

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