Here are the lineups:
|Red Sox (0-0)||Mariners (2-0)|
|Andrew Benintendi LF||Mitch Haniger RF|
|Mookie Betts RF||Domingo Santana LF|
|Rafael Devers 3B||Edwin Encarnacion DH|
|J.D. Martinez DH||Jay Bruce 1B|
|Xander Bogaerts SS||Ryon Healy 3B|
|Mitch Moreland 1B||Tim Beckham SS|
|Eduardo Nunez 2B||Mallex Smith CF|
|Jackie Bradley Jr. CF||David Freitas C|
|Christian Vazquez C||Dee Gordon 2B|
|Pitching: LHP Chris Sale (12-4, 2.11 in 2018).||Pitching: LHP Marco Gonzales (1-0, 4.50).|
Game time: 7:08 p.m.
TV/Radio: ESPN / WEEI-FM 93.7
Red Sox vs. Gonzales: Benintendi 0-3, Betts 0-2, Bogaerts 1-3, Devers 1-3, Martinez 1-3, Moreland 1-3, Nunez 1-3, Bradley Jr. 2-2.
Mariners vs. Sale: Encarnacion 6-19, Kyle Seager 1-19, Beckham 0-15, Smith 1-10, Healy 2-9, Gordon 1-6, Haniger 0-5, Bruce 2-3.
Stat of the Day: The Red Sox have not been shut out on Opening Day in any of the last 42 seasons (1977-2018), the second-longest active streak in the majors (New York Mets, 56)
Notes: This will be Sale’s fifth Opening Day start (2013-14 and 2016 with the White Sox, and 2018 with the Red Sox). In his previous four, he went 3-0 with a 1.93 ERA (6 ER/28.0 IP) . . . In the five seasons from 2014-18, the Red Sox had five different Opening Day starting pitchers (Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz, David Price, Rick Porcello, Sale) . . . Of the 10 players in Red Sox’ Opening Day lineup last year, nine are still on the club’s roster. (Hanley Ramirez started at first base a year ago) . . . The Sox last had as many as eight players make consecutive Opening Day starts (regardless of position) from 1981-82, and they have never had as many as nine players do that . . . The Red Sox went 12-17-1 in spring training, including 6-4 in their final 10 games.
Song of the Day: “Here We Go Again!” by Portrait.
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