M's look to sweep aside Sox

Mariners carrying brooms into series finale

Cha Seung Baek will get his second start with Seattle in the Mariners' series finale with the Red Sox on Sunday. His first start went quite well, as Baek allowed only three runs and three hits in five innings against the Yankees.

"He was awfully good for us," manager Mike Hargrove said after Baek's last start. "He threw a lot of pitches [103], but he gave us a good, solid five innings."

Baek will be faced by 28-year-old righty Kyle Snyder. In his only appearance against Seattle, Snyder allowed two unearned runs in five innings to earn one of his three wins this year.

Sunday will be the last time Seattle and Boston face each other this season. Through nine of 10 meetings, the Mariners hold a 5-4 edge.

Pitching matchup
BOS: RHP Kyle Snyder (3-2, 6.23 ERA)
Snyder is making his sixth start of the season Sunday. In his last start against the Angels, the righty allowed three runs and nine hits in five innings. To study his most recent start before that, you have to go back to July 26.

SEA: RHP Cha Seung Baek (0-0, 5.40 ERA)
Baek's last Major League win came Sept. 26, 2004. Granted, he has been in the Minors for the majority of the time in-between, but he probably would like to notch another one very badly. Baek has never faced the Red Sox in his career.

Players to watch
The only two Red Sox batters who have faced Baek are Coco Crisp and Eric Hinske. Crisp is 2-for-3 against him with a double and Hinske is 2-for-2 and also has a double.

On the Internet
 Gameday Audio
•  Gameday
•  Official game notes

On television

On radio
• KOMO 1000-AM, KTFH 1680-AM (Español)

Up next
• Monday: Angels (RHP Kelvim Escobar, 9-11, 3.87) at Mariners (RHP Felix Hernandez, 10-12, 4.81), 7:05 p.m. PT
• Tuesday: Angels (RHP Jered Weaver, 9-1, 1.92) at Mariners (LHP Jarrod Washburn, 7-12, 4.37), 7:05 p.m. PT
• Wednesday: Angels (RHP John Lackey, 10-9, 3.60) at Mariners (LHP Jake Woods, 4-1, 3.59)

C.J. Bowles is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.