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Hisashi Iwakuma vs. Clay Buchholz.

Ed Zurga

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.

Game info

  • 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.

Today's Lineups

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