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Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
Seattle0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 570
Boston0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 351
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  W: D. Leone (6-2)   L: K. Uehara (5-4)   S: F. Rodney (37)
4:10 PM PT5:10 PM MT6:10 PM CT7:10 PM ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 PM MST6:10 PM EST6:40 PM VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 PM CT, August 22, 2014
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts  Attendance: 36,433

Mariners-Red Sox Preview

According to STATS
According to STATS

Seattle Mariners at Boston Red Sox

  1. The Red Sox have won nine consecutive home games against the Mariners -- tied for the second-longest (Yankees, 10 straight home wins vs. Brewers) active home win streak by any team against one opponent.
  2. The Red Sox, who have lost five consecutive home games, have lost six straight home games on just three occasions since 1995.
  3. The Mariners have been caught stealing seven times over their last eight games, after being caught just five times over their previous 43 games.
  4. David Ortiz has hit at least 30 home runs for the ninth time in his career -- tied (with Adam Dunn) for the third-most 30-homer seasons by an active player (Alex Rodriguez 14, Albert Pujols 12).
  5. Felix Hernandez has allowed fewer than three runs in each of his last 17 starts -- the second-longest such streak in the majors since 1914 (Zack Greinke, 21 games spanning the 2013-14 seasons).
  6. Robinson Cano has recorded 33 multi-hit road games against the Red Sox since 2005 -- the fourth-most multi-hit road games by any player against any team over that span.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 8/22/2014 thru 8/24/2014

By JORDAN GARRETSON

STATS Writer

(AP) -- Felix Hernandez's impressive streak may have come to an end, but facing a flat Boston Red Sox lineup should allow for a quick return to dominance.

He seeks his first road victory in seven tries Friday night when the Seattle Mariners begin a three-game series at Fenway Park.

Hernandez (13-4, 1.99 ERA) snapped his record streak of 16 straight outings with at least seven innings while yielding two runs or fewer in Saturday's 4-2 loss at Detroit. He was hit by two balls in play, prompting manager Lloyd McClendon to yank him after five innings in which he allowed seven hits - his most in 13 starts - and two runs. He also hit a batter for just the fourth time.

"I'm fine - I'm going to live," Hernandez said. "I was throwing a lot of pitches tonight, especially at the beginning of the game. I wasn't missing by much. The streak's over, but I'll start a new one soon."

Another streak Hernandez will be looking to end is a six-start road stretch without a victory. He hasn't won away from home since June 2 against the Yankees, posting a 1.54 ERA but receiving five runs of support.

The right-hander has four wins in his last five starts against Boston, working at least seven innings and allowing less than three runs in each of the last four, including a 12-3 home victory June 23 as he gave up two runs in seven innings.

The Mariners (68-58) took two of three from the Red Sox (56-71) in June, outscoring them 24-10. Kyle Seager is batting .463 with five home runs and 13 RBIs during a 13-game hitting streak against the Red Sox while Logan Morrison is 13 for 29 with five homers and 12 RBIs in nine career games versus Boston.

Seattle has dropped three of five after winning nine of 10, and it's 8-10 in its last 18 on the road.

The Red Sox have lost five in a row while averaging 1.8 runs and going 2 for 42 with runners in scoring position. They were held hitless for 6 2-3 innings of Thursday's 2-0 loss to the Angels until Will Middlebrooks' seventh-inning double, which stood as their only hit.

Further hamstringing Boston's offense could be the potential absence of Yoenis Cespedes, who ranks second on the club with 13 RBIs since being acquired from Oakland. Cespedes left Thursday's game in the third inning due to what Farrell called a family emergency, and Farrell told MLB's official website the Red Sox are "hopeful" that he'll play Friday.

Joe Kelly (0-1, 5.29) had a 2.08 ERA in his first two starts after being acquired from St. Louis at the trade deadline, but he allowed a career-high seven runs in four innings of an 8-1 loss to Houston on Sunday. Kelly gave up five of those runs on two homers and also issued a career-worst six walks in his first game at Fenway Park.

"I wasn't nervous, it was just a terrible game," said Kelly, who has never faced Seattle.

Updated August 22, 2014

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