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Red Sox visit the Mariners in season opener

Boston Red Sox vs. Seattle Mariners

Seattle; Friday, 9:40 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: Nick Pivetta (0-0); Mariners: George Kirby (0-0)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLB LINE: Mariners -161, Red Sox +136; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Seattle Mariners host the Boston Red Sox in the season opener.

Seattle had an 88-74 record overall and a 45-36 record in home games last season. The Mariners averaged 8.2 hits per game last season while batting a collective .242 and slugging .413.

Boston went 78-84 overall and 39-42 on the road a season ago. The Red Sox pitching staff averaged 9.0 strikeouts per nine innings while giving up 4.8 runs per game in the 2023 season.

INJURIES: Mariners: Gregory Santos: 15-Day IL (lat), Matt Brash: 15-Day IL (elbow), Eduard Bazardo: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Sam Haggerty: 10-Day IL (personal), Bryan Woo: 15-Day IL (elbow inflammation), Jackson Kowar: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Red Sox: Bryan Mata: 15-Day IL (hamstring), Vaughn Grissom: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Liam Hendriks: 60-Day IL (elbow), Rob Refsnyder: 10-Day IL (toe), Chris Murphy: 60-Day IL (elbow), Lucas Giolito: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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