Red Sox host the Mariners to begin 4-game series
Seattle Mariners (17-21, fourth in the AL West) vs. Boston Red Sox (15-22, fourth in the AL East)
Boston; Thursday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: George Kirby (0-0, .90 ERA, .80 WHIP, eight strikeouts); Red Sox: Rich Hill (1-1, 2.89 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 21 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Red Sox -131, Mariners +111; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Red Sox begin a four-game series at home against the Seattle Mariners on Thursday.
Boston is 15-22 overall and 6-10 at home. The Red Sox have a 3-7 record in games decided by one run.
Seattle has a 9-7 record at home and a 17-21 record overall. The Mariners have the eighth-ranked team slugging percentage in the AL at .372.
Thursday’s game is the first time these teams meet this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Rafael Devers has 15 doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 21 RBI for the Red Sox. J.D. Martinez is 15-for-41 with four doubles, two home runs and seven RBI over the past 10 games.
Ty France has five doubles, six home runs and 27 RBI for the Mariners. Abraham Toro is 6-for-28 with a double, two home runs and three RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 5-5, .259 batting average, 3.74 ERA, outscored opponents by six runs
Mariners: 5-5, .240 batting average, 3.99 ERA, outscored by 11 runs
INJURIES: Red Sox: Josh Taylor: 60-Day IL (back), Michael Wacha: 15-Day IL (intercostal), Chris Sale: 60-Day IL (rib), James Paxton: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Mariners: Erik Swanson: 15-Day IL (right shouler), Ken Giles: 60-Day IL (finger), Tom Murphy: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Matt Festa: 15-Day IL (right elbow), Mitch Haniger: 10-Day IL (ankle), Evan White: 60-Day IL (sports hernia), Casey Sadler: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Kyle Lewis: 10-Day IL (knee)