Daisuke Matszuaka (L), Doug Fister (R)

This afternoon, the Boston Red Sox will look to avoid a split in the finale of a four-game set against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field.

This afternoon’s game will start at 4:10 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.

Daisuke Matsuzaka looks to string another good start together for Terry Francona and the Red Sox. In his 13 starts in 2010, he is 7-3 with a 4.29 ERA. He has made six career starts against the Mariners and is 2-1 with a 3.99 ERA. Matuzaka has had good success at Safeco Field in four starts as he is 2-0 with a 2.39 ERA.

Doug Fister will make his 16th start of the season for the Mariners. In his previous 15 starts, he is 3-6 with a 3.56 ERA. He’s never faced the Red Sox in his 26 career MLB appearances.

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

Boston Red Sox55-43

Seattle Mariners38-60

1. Marco Scutaro SS 1. Ichiro Suzuki RF
2. J.D. Drew RF 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. Justin Smoak DH
6. Jeremy Hermida LF 6. Casey Kotchman 1B
7. Mike Cameron CF 7. Michael Saunders LF
8. Bill Hall 2B 8. Rob Johnson C
9. Dusty Brown C 9. Jack Wilson SS
Daisuke Matsuzaka SP Doug Fister SP

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

Boston Red Sox vs Seattle Mariners batter/pitcher matchups

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Batter-up with Bruno: Will the Red Sox actually make the playoffs? [Batter-up With Bruno]

Tito on V-Mart: “All things point to him being ready to go” [Clubhouse Insider]

Notes: V-Mart expected to be ready Monday [CSN New England]

No sleeping in Seattle for Sox fans [Extra Bases]

Martinez ready to go [Extra Bases]

Jason Varitek’s Rehab Is On-Track But Arduous [NESN.com]

NESN and the Red Sox Celebrate Jerry Remy’s 3000th Broadcast [NESN.com]

Victor Martinez Is Excited to Return to the Red Sox Lineup Against Anaheim [NESN.com]

Mike Lowell is on the Way Back But His Future is Up in the Air [NESN.com]

All signs point to Victor Martinez’ return Monday [Projo Sox Blog]

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