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Red Sox host the Mariners to begin 4-game series

May 19, 2022 GMT

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.

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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)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.