In case you've been anywhere but glued to ROOT Sports for the last two nights, the Mariners are in line for back-to-back sweeps for the first time since July 2013. Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz has been recalled from Triple-A to supplement an increasingly overcrowded rotation. The 29-year-old is 2-4 in 10 games, with 75 hits, 24 walks, and 39 strikeouts in 50 innings. He hasn't pitched for the big league club since May 26, when he was put on the DL with a hyper-extended left knee. During his rehab stint in Pawtucket, Buchholz only made two appearances, allowing six hits, two walks, and striking out 10 batters in 10 2/3 innings.
- Mariners vs. Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. PST
- Tonight's game will be televised on ROOT Sports, broadcast on 710 ESPN, and available to out-of-market fans at MLB TV here.
- Ballpark giveaway: Socks. I mean, Mariners socks, but still... socks.
- Per Ryan Divish, Erasmo Ramirez has been demoted to Tacoma yet again. Brandon Maurer will be recalled to the bullpen.
|BOSTON RED SOX||SEATTLE MARINERS|
|Brock Holt - 1B||Endy Chavez - DH|
|Daniel Nava - RF||James Jones - CF|
|Dustin Pedroia - 2B||Robinson Cano - 2B|
|David Ortiz - DH||Kyle Seager - 3B|
|Jonny Gomes - LF||Logan Morrison - 1B|
|A.J. Pierzynski - C||Mike Zunino - C|
|Xander Bogaerts - 3B||Dustin Ackley - LF|
|Stephen Drew - SS||Brad Miller - SS|
|Jackie Bradley - CF||Stefen Romero - RF|
|Clay Buchholz - RHP||Hisashi Iwakuma - RHP|