Red Sox vs. Mariners: MLB Season Opener Showdown at Fenway Park

Mariners kick off the season with a home opener against the Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners will meet in the season opener on Thursday at 10:10 p.m. EDT. The pitching probables for the game are Brayan Bello for the Red Sox and Luis Castillo for the Mariners. The Fanduel Sportsbook MLB line has the Mariners as favorites at -176, with the Red Sox as underdogs at +147. The over/under for the game is set at 7 1/2 runs.

Both teams had different performances last season, with Seattle finishing with a record of 88-74 overall and 45-36 at home, while Boston finished with a record of 78-84 overall and 39-42 on the road. In terms of hitting, Seattle averaged 8.2 hits per game and had a team batting average of .242, while Boston averaged just 3.3 extra base hits per game, with only 1.1 of those being home runs.

The two teams have some injuries to deal with heading into the season opener. Seattle has Sam Haggerty on the 10-Day IL for personal reasons, Bryan Woo on the 15-Day IL for elbow inflammation, and Jackson Kowar on the 60-Day IL for elbow issues. Boston has Lucas Giolito on the 60-Day IL for an elbow injury as well.

This story was created by The Associated Press using technology from Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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