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Red Sox Vs. Mariners Preview: Jon Lester Looks To End Boston's Skid

Jon Lester takes the mound Tuesday against Blake Beavan and the Seattle Mariners, looking to end the Red Sox's current seven-game losing streak.

Lester has struggled this season but has pitched well of late, winning three of his last four starts. He takes the mound Tuesday with a record of 8-11 and a 5.01 ERA.

For the Mariners, Beavan is coming off a win against the Minnesota Twins in which he went seven innings, allowing only five hits and two runs. The 23-year-old right-hander enters Tuesday's contest with a 9-8 record and with an ERA of 4.95.

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was 2-for-3 with a run in Monday's game. He is in the midst of a 14-game hitting streak, tied for the longest streak of his 2012 season. David Ortiz remains out while he nurses an Achilles injury.

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