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Red Sox-Mariners lineups: Porcello on the mound, Leon behind plate

Red Sox-Mariners lineups: Porcello on the mound, Leon behind plate

Above .500 for the first time all season, the Red Sox send Rick Porcello to the mound against another Cy Young Award winner, the Mariners' Felix Hernandez, for the second of their four-game series this afternoon (1:05 p.m.) at Fenway Park.

The Sox rolled to a 14-1 victory Friday night to gain a winning record (20-19) for the first time. They opened their season losing three of four to the M's, who fell below the break-even mark for the first time this season (20-21).

Hernandez (1-3, 5.20 ERA) will try to halt a Seattle slide that has seen the M's lose 10 of 12, including his last start when he was roughed up for seven runs in five innings against the Yankees. The Sox, winners of nine of their past 11, are hoping Porcello (2-3, 5.11) continues his recent run of strong starts. He's 2-0, 2.45 in his past four outings. Actually, the entire Sox staff has been on a roll, with a streak of 15 games without allowing 10 or more hits. 

The lineups:

RED SOX
Andrew Benintendi LF
Mookie Betts RF
J.D. Martinez DH
Mitch Moreland 1B
Xander Bogaerts SS
Rafael Devers 3B
Michael Chavis 2B
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Sandy Leon C
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Rick Porcello RHP

MARINERS
Mitch Haniger CF
J.P. Crawford SS
Edwin Encarnacion 1B
Daniel Vogelbach DH
Domingo Santana LF
Jay Bruce RF
Omar Narvaez C
Ryan Healy 3B
Shed Long 2B
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Felix Hernandez RHP

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Rafael Devers sets Red Sox record for home runs by a third baseman

Rafael Devers sets Red Sox record for home runs by a third baseman

In another disappointing loss in a disappointing Red Sox season, Rafael Devers continues to make history.

Saturday, in the Red Sox' second consecutive 5-4, walk-off loss to the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, Devers added the Sox home run record for third baseman to his resume.

The 22-year-old from the Dominican Republic brought the Sox back from a 3-1 deficit with a two-run homer in the eighth inning with an opposite-field shot to left - his 31st of the season - surpassing Butch Hobson's Red Sox mark of 30 in 1977.

Per the Boston Globe's Peter Abraham, Devers met Hobson, a Sox third baseman from 1975-80 who also managed the team from 1992-94, this past January at the Red Sox Winter Weekend at Foxwoods, but he said he was unaware he had set the record until being told after the game. 

“No, this is actually the first time I’m hearing this,” Devers said through his interpreter after the game, “It’s pretty cool, but obviously it’s a record I broke now but there’s more records I want to continue to break. So it’s just about trying to stay healthy and moving forward, try to break as many records as I can.”

Devers (.307, 50 doubles, 112 RBI) is just the second third baseman in Major League Baseball history with a 30-homer, 50-double season (the Astros' Alex Bregman did it last season) and he and Xander Bogaerts are the first teammates to reach the 30-50 mark in the same season.

Bogaerts (.305, 51 doubles) hit his 32nd homer and drove in his 110th run Saturday, putting himself in Devers' in more exclusive company. 

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Highlights of the Red Sox' 5-4, 11-inning loss to the Rays

Highlights of the Red Sox' 5-4, 11-inning loss to the Rays

FINAL SCORE:  Rays 5, Red Sox 4

IN BRIEF: A night after being officially eliminated, the visiting Red Sox go ahead in the 11th inning on a Mitch Moreland home run, but lose 5-4 to the Tampa Bay Rays on Nate Lowe's walk-off, two-run homer. The Sox lost by the same score in 11 on a Rays walk-off hit Friday night. BOX SCORE

RED SOX RECORD: 80-74

HIGHLIGHTS

3rd inning:
(Shawaryn replaces Poyner on the mound) Meadows singles to right, moves to second when Choi walks,  d'Arnaud singles, scoring Meadows (1-0, TB).

Duffy hit by a pitch, loading the bases (Brewer replaces Shawaryn on the mound), Wendle singles to right, Choi scores, d'Arnaud out at home (2-0, TB)

4th inning:
Bogaerts homers to left off Glasnow on a 0-and-1 pitch (2-1, TB).

5th inning:
PLAYING LF, HOLT PULLS ONE IN

7th inning:
(Taylor replaces Weber on the mound) Adames homers to center on a 0-1 pitch (3-1, TB). 

8th inning:
(Anderson replaces Poche on the mound) Betts singles to left. Devers hits a two-run homer to left on a 1-1 pitch (tied, 3-3).  

11th inning:
(Castillo replaces Pagan on the mound) Moreland homers to right on a 0-0 pitch (4-3, BOS).

(J. Smith replaces Workman on the mound) d'Arnaud doubles to center, Davis pinch runs, Lowe hits a two-run homer to left on a 2-0 pitch (5-4, TB).

UP NEXT:

@Rays, Sunday, 1:10 p.m., NESN
@Rangers, Tuesday, 8:05 p.m., NESN
@Rangers, Wednesday, 8:05 p.m., NESN
@Rangers, Thursday, 2:05 p.m., NESN