Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 7/30/13
After falling out of first place in the AL East for the second time in the course of a week, the Red Sox do get some schedule relief in the coming days and weeks. Beginning Tuesday, Boston plays 13 of its next 16 games against teams at or below .500. On Tuesday, the Red Sox begin a three-game home set against the Seattle Mariners, a team whose best hitter in 2013 has been the 41-year-old Raul Ibanez. Boston will have to face Felix Hernandez on Thursday, however. To begin the series, Jose Iglesias gets another crack at third base for the Red Sox, while Jarrod Saltalamacchia returns behind the dish after sitting Monday night with left-hander David Price on the mound for the Rays. Aside from that, it’s a status quo lineup for the Red Sox, who will put the 24-year-old Brandon Workman on the mound. The Mariners will counter with veteran southpaw Joe Saunders, who is doing just about the same thing he does every season — put up middling number while eating innings. Check out the starting lineups for both teams below. Seattle Mariners Brad Miller, SS Nick Franklin, 2B Kyle Seager, 3B Kendrys Morales, DH Raul Ibanez, LF Michael Morse, RF Justin Smoak, 1B Michael Saunders, CF Henry Blanco, C Joe Saunders, LHP Boston Red Sox Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Shane Victorino, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Mike Napoli, 1B Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C Jonny Gomes, LF Stephen Drew, SS Jose Iglesias, 3B Brandon Workman, RHP Filed under: Boston Red Sox, Eastern Bank Leading Off, Headlines, NESN Staff
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Lane Johnson raises over $100K for Philly schools with 'underdog' shirts

ESPN’s Michelle Beadle blasts ‘obnoxious, misogynist’ LaVar Ball

Tim Tebow invited to major league spring training with Mets

Belichick tight-lipped on Brady injury during press conference

Report: Hornets have made Walker available for trade

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jeff Fisher enjoying success of former QBs Keenum, Foles

Report: Bell skipped most of walk-through before Jags game

Steph Curry wants Giannis on his All-Star team

Jaguars Pro Bowler not buying Tom Brady's hand injury

LeBron doesn't trust Cavs organization after Kyrie trade?

Kiper has Browns drafting Josh Allen No. 1 overall in first mock draft

NFL Championship Weekend Predictions: History will be made in the NFC

Devin Booker is expanding his game beyond getting buckets

Greatest NFL Conference Championship moments ever

Top 10 X-factors for Conference Championship Games

Case Keenum deserves better than the also-ran description

Best performances in the history of NFL Conference Championship games

15 underrated NBA players having tremendous seasons

NFL Referee Hotline Bling: The Saints miss an important long-distance call

10 most surprising college basketball teams

The 'Baby I'm a (All-)Star' quiz

Johnny Gaudreau, Flames hope layoff won't cool them down

Ranking baseball's GMs entering the 2018 season

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

The 'Baby I'm a (All-)Star' quiz

Devin Booker is expanding his game beyond getting buckets

Ranking baseball's GMs entering the 2018 season

NFL Referee Hotline Bling: The Saints miss an important long-distance call

Johnny Gaudreau, Flames hope layoff won't cool them down

The 'Fumble and The Miss' quiz

NFL Championship Weekend Predictions: History will be made in the NFC

Greatest NFL Conference Championship moments ever

The 'All Jolly Rogers at half-mast' quiz

Best players to debut on the 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker