John Lackey (L), Ryan Rowland-Smith (R)

After a tough start to the 10-game road trip in Oakland, the Boston Red Sox look to get back on track in the first of four against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field in Seattle.

Tonight’s game will start at 10:10 p.m. and will be shown on NESN in the Red Sox television market. The game can be seen in the Mariners television market on Fox Sports Northwest. If you can’t catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to the game on the 2010 Red Sox radio network.

John Lackey looks to string together a good outing against his former AL West rivals in his 20th start of the season. In his previous 19 starts, he is 9-5 with a 4.65 ERA. He’s made 25 career starts against the Mariners and is 12-9 with a 3.89 ERA. Lackey has made 14 career starts and is 8-5 with a 3.03 ERA.

Australian Ryan Rowland-Smith makes his 21st appearance (18 starts) tonight against the Red Sox. On the season, he is 1-9 with a 6.18 ERA. He’ll be making his first career start against the Red Sox but he has made seven career appearances against them. In those seven appearances, he has no record with a 2.70 ERA (2 ER/6.2 IP). Five of those relief appearances have come at Safeco Field where he’s allowed two runs in five innings.

Lineups, batter/pitcher matchups, and links after the jump.

Boston Red Sox53-42

Seattle Mariners37-58

1. Marco Scutaro SS 1. Ichiro Suzuki RF
2. Darnell McDonald LF 2. Chone Figgins 2B
3. David Ortiz DH 3. Franklin Gutierrez CF
4. Kevin Youkilis 1B 4. Jose Lopez 3B
5. Adrian Beltre 3B 5. Milton Bradley LF
6. J.D. Drew RF 6. Justin Smoak DH
7. Mike Cameron CF 7. Casey Kotchman 1B
8. Bill Hall 2B 8. Josh Bard C
9. Kevin Cash C 9. Jack Wilson SS
John Lackey SP Ryan Rowland-Smith SP

And here is how hitters have fared against tonight’s starting pitchers:

Boston Red Sox vs Seattle Mariners batter/pitcher matchups

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Lowell ready for whatever the future holds [Clubhouse Insider]

Beckett ready, Wake to pen, Beltre back in Seattle [Clubhouse Insider]

Notes: Hermida returns from the DL [CSN New England]

Wakefield moves to the bullpen [CSN New England]

Have Sox gotten good value in deals? [ESPN Boston]

In Portland, Casey Kelly’s making strides [ESPN Boston]

Wakefield moved back to the bullpen [ESPN Boston]

Martinez catches bullpen session [ESPN Boston]

Ellsbury days away from rehab stint [ESPN Boston]

Pedroia quickly progressing [ESPN Boston]

Who could the Red Sox sell? Here’s a list [Extra Bases]

Beckett Bowl is next Thursday [Extra Bases]

Red Sox acquire Hannahan [Extra Bases]

Pre-game notes from Safeco Field [Extra Bases]

Video: The Full Count – Trade Deadline Edition [Full Count]

Ricciardi on The Big Show: Sox won’t do ’something crazy’ [Full Count]

Can Jed Lowrie Be Red Sox’ Secret Weapon During Dog Days of August? []

Struggling Mariners Earn Title as 2010’s Most Disappointing Club []

Red Sox Fans Beware: Yankees GM Brian Cashman Claims Trade Market ‘Dead Out There’ []

Brewers Outfielder Corey Hart ‘Good Fit for the Red Sox,’ Says Buster Olney []

Adrian Gonzalez Bobbleheads Remind Red Sox Nation of His Short Stint With Sea Dogs []

Even at 36 Years Old, Mike Lowell Making Most of Trip to Minors []

Report: Red Sox Interested in Athletics Left-Handed Reliever Craig Breslow []

Nationals’ Adam Dunn Among Five Sluggers Red Sox Could Acquire at Trade Deadline []

Wakefield will move to the bullpen as Beckett returns [Projo Sox Blog]

Jeremy Hermida returns to Sox as Daniel Nava sent down [Projo Sox Blog]

Beckett returns Friday, but expect a little rust [Projo Sox Blog]

Band of brothers: Pastime unites siblings []

Fenway Park Should Schedule More Events Besides Baseball, Hockey and Soccer [Tom Caron –]

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