Originally posted on Sox and Dawgs  |  Last updated 9/4/12

After losing for the seventh straight game, the Boston Red Sox look to end the slide tonight in the middle game of a three-game set with the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field.

First pitch is scheduled for 10:10 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.

Jon Lester, who has pitched well as of late, steps to the bump for his 28th start of 2012. In his previous 27 starts, Lester is 8-11 with a 5.01 ERA. He picked up the win in his only start of 2012 against the Mariners are throwing a complete game where he allowed one run back on May 14th. Lester has made eight career starts against the M's and is 3-2 with a 3.48 ERA. Six of those starts have come at Safeco Field where he is 2-2 with a 4.42 ERA.

Blake Beavan makes his 22nd start of 2012 for the Mariners. In his previous 21 starts, Beavan is 9-8 with a 4.95 ERA. He took the loss in his only start of 2012 against the Red Sox after allowing three runs in four innings of work. He hasn't had any success against the Red Sox as he is 0-3 with a 6.35 ERA in three career starts.

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:

62-74 66-70 1. Scott Podsednik
LF 1. Dustin Ackley
2B 2. Dustin Pedroia 2B 2. Franklin Gutierrez
CF 3. Jacoby Ellsbury CF 3. Kyle Seager
3B 4. Cody Ross
RF 4. Jesus Montero
DH 5. James Loney 1B 5. Justin Smoak
1B 6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia
C 6. Miguel Olivo C 7. Ryan Lavarnway DH 7. Trayvon Robinson
LF 8. Pedro Ciriaco 3B 8. Casper Wells
RF 9. Jose Iglesias
SS 9. Brendan Ryan
SS Jon Lester
SP Blake Beavan
SP

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

NOTES: Clayton Mortensen has been recalled from Double-A Portland. The Red Sox have also acquired Gulliermo Quiroz from the Mariners for cash considerations.

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Red Sox in shambles with little hope in sight [csn new england]

Schilling: 'Something is horribly broken' [espn boston]

Red Sox in Seattle looking to stop losing streak [espn boston]

Observations from a losing streak [extra bases]

Podcast: Fact-finding mission [extra bases]

Red Sox should bring back Francona [foxsports.com]

Anatomy of a turnaround [full count]

Bobby Valentine is teaching young Sox how to quit [tony massarotti - boston globe]

Bobby Valentine Has Had Better Weeks and Other Thoughts From the Week in Baseball [nesn.com]

How can you not root for the O's? [projo sox blog]

Even if you don't count that humiliating, 20-2 loss in Oakland . . . [projo sox blog]

Jarrod Saltalamacchia: A model of consistency [projo sox blog]

Red Sox acquire minor-league catcher Quiroz [projo sox blog]

Lester asked to slam brakes on losing streak [redsox.com]

Is 2013 still realistic for Red Sox to contend? [alex speier - weei.com]

As long as Bobby Valentine remains Red Sox manager, glory days will be light years away [yahoo! sports]

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