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Highlights from Red Sox' 11-2 win over the Seattle Mariners

Highlights from Red Sox' 11-2 win over the Seattle Mariners

FINAL SCORE: Red Sox 11, Mariners 2

IN BRIEF: The Red Sox benefitted from some early errors by the Mariners and were able to jump ahead early. J.D. Martinez crushed his sixth and seventh homers of the year while Michael Chavis tallied five RBIs on the day. Starter Hector Velazquez threw a season-high 63 pitches and lasted 5 innings, beating his previous high of 3 1/3 innings, and earned the win in the Sox' first series sweep of the season.

BOX SCORE

RED SOX RECORD: 22-19

HIGHLIGHTS

1st inning

Edwin Encarnacion hits sacrifice fly to left field, scoring Mitch Haniger (1-0, SEA)

J.D. Martinez crushes solo homer into Green Monster (1-1, tie)

Michael Chavis hits bloop single, scoring Xander Bogaerts (2-1, BOS)

Rafael Devers scores on a passed ball (3-1, BOS)

2nd inning

Andrew Benintendi scores on an error by Jay Bruce (4-1, BOS)

3rd inning

Red Sox turn strike 'em out, throw 'em out double play (4-1, BOS)

5th inning

Omar Narvaez hits solo homer to right field (4-2, BOS)

Michael Chavis cracks two-run single to right field (6-2, BOS)

7th inning

Rafael Devers grounds into a fielder's choice, Mookie Betts scores (7-2, BOS)

Chavis hits two-run single to right (9-2, BOS)

8th inning

J.D. Martinez launches his second home run of the day (11-2 BOS)

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WATCH: Red Sox score eight runs in the third inning vs Mariners

WATCH: Red Sox score eight runs in the third inning vs Mariners

The Red Sox offense has been raking as of late, and Saturday was no exception as they took down the Mariners 9-5 at Fenway Park.

Boston has now scored 25 runs in the first two games of their three-game set with Seattle.

Most of the Sox' damage was done in the third inning, where they scored eight runs capped off by a three-run homer by Sandy Leon. That inning turned out to be the difference in the win, as Rick Porcello turned in a strong 6.2 innings while striking out five Mariner hitters. 

Like everything else, the Red Sox offense got off to a slow start in 2019. After winning a World Series to cap off a 108-win regular season, this team was on track to be as big a disappointment as the 2018-19 Celtics. 

As we learned with the Celtics, they had their moments of brilliance and times of horrific play. The key for the Red Sox will be to sustain their recent success. Everything we saw last year suggests they should. 

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Hector Velazquez to start Sunday vs Mariners

Hector Velazquez to start Sunday vs Mariners

As the Red Sox continue to supplement the absences of David Price and Nathan Eovaldi, Hector Velazquez will get the start Sunday against the Mariners. 

Velazquez allowed two earned runs and three hits over three innings in his start against the Orioles Tuesday after pitching a scoreless ninth against the White Sox three days before. 

The decision was between Velazquez and a minor league call-up, so manager Alex Cora is going with a more experienced pitcher in Velazquez against the Mariners. 

Velazquez has made five starts this season and posts a 4.40 ERA with 12 strikeouts. Opponents have hit .224/.333/.306 against him in those starts. 

First pitch for the Red Sox and Mariners is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. EST at Fenway Park as Boston aims to win its fifth straight game. 

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