Red Sox face Mariners, look to build on Rodriguez’s solid performance
Boston; Saturday, 1 p.m. EDT
LINE: Red Sox favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 10 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Red Sox are 9-7 in home games. Boston’s team on-base percentage of .328 is fourth in the majors. Mookie Betts leads the club with an OBP of .394.
The Mariners are 13-10 on the road. Seattle has slugged .466, good for second in the majors. Daniel Vogelbach leads the club with a .592 slugging percentage, including 15 extra-base hits and nine home runs. The Red Sox won the last meeting 14-1. Eduardo Rodriguez earned his fourth victory and Mitch Moreland went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and four RBIs for Boston. Erik Swanson registered his fourth loss for Seattle.
TOP PERFORMERS: Xander Bogaerts leads the Red Sox with 17 extra base hits and is slugging .472. Rafael Devers is 15-for-42 with four doubles, two home runs and 11 RBIs over the last 10 games for Boston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 8-2, .273 batting average, 2.46 ERA, outscored opponents by 45 runs
Mariners: 2-8, .228 batting average, 5.17 ERA, outscored by 15 runs
Red Sox Injuries: David Price: 10-day IL (elbow), Brian Johnson: 10-day IL (elbow), Nathan Eovaldi: 10-day IL (elbow), Dustin Pedroia: 10-day IL (knee), Tzu-Wei Lin: 10-day IL (knee), Brock Holt: 10-day IL (eye).
Mariners Injuries: Sam Tuivailala: 10-day IL (achilles), Hunter Strickland: 60-day IL (lat), Wade LeBlanc: 10-day IL (oblique), Gerson Bautista: 10-day IL (pectoral), Kyle Seager: 60-day IL (hand), Dylan Moore: 10-day IL (wrist), Dee Gordon: day-to-day (wrist).