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Red Sox vs. Mariners lineup: Can Boston slay Seattle for a seventh straight win?

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Rick Porcello will face off against Seattle’s latest excuse for a starting pitcher. Sorry, M’s fans. It’s all love.

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The Red Sox (27-21) look to win their seventh straight game overall and earn a second straight series sweep when they face the listless Mariners (21-29) this afternoon at Fenway Park (1:35 p.m., NESN).

Reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello (4.35 ERA) starts for Boston, while Seattle continues rolling out awful pitchers, today in the form of Christian Bergman (6.30 ERA). This will be Bregman’s 19th career start in his fourth season and first year out of Colorado, but the sea-level air has done him no favors and hopefully won't today.

Seattle’s starting pitching has been generally dreadful during the James Paxton-less series, and the offense followed suit yesterday, being shut out by inspiring farmhand Brian Johnson. The M’s head back out west after this one — to Denver, not all the way home — and it's hard to imagine they'll be too frisky after yesterday's game. The only counterpoint is that baseball exists to surprise us, as Johnson showed yesterday.

With that, here are the full lineups. For the first time in forever, Boston’s hasn’t changed overnight.

Game 49, May 28, 2017 vs. Mariners

Lineup Spot Mariners Red Sox
Lineup Spot Mariners Red Sox
1 Jean Segura, SS Mookie Betts, RF
2 Mat Gamel, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3 Robinson Cano, 2B Xander Bogaerts, SS
4 Nelson Cruz, DH Andrew Benintendi, LF
5 Kyle Seager, 3B Hanley Ramirez, DH
6 Danny Valencia, 1B Mitch Moreland, 1B
7 Guillermo Heredia, LF Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
8 Jarrod Dyson, CF Sandy Leon, C
9 Carlos Ruiz, C Deven Marrero, 3B
SP Christian Bergman, RHP Rick Porcello, RHP