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Red Sox vs. Mariners lineups: Split before splitting?

Eduardo Rodriguez will try to even up the series against the Mariners on the last game of the homestand.

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox
Now imagine that in the rain.
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Eduardo Rodriguez will try to help the Red Sox split their series against the upstart Mariners at a soggy Fenway Park this afternoon (1:10 p.m., NESN, MLBN out-of-market).

E-Rod will look to continue sharpening his skills after Nathan Eovaldi faltered Saturday, dropping the Sox to 7-8 at home. There’s rain expected today, so if the Sox are going to even up their record before heading off to Citi Field to face Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets, they’re going to have to dodge the raindrops to do it. Not a great sign when you gotta face a team that’s named after people who excel in wet conditions, but with lefty Nick Margevicius on the mound, he of the 5.40 ERA, we can safely call it even.

Rodriguez, meanwhile, will make his second start at home since 2019, the last one bringing up not just dormant emotions but a tick of increased velocity as well, per the Globe’s Tom Westerholm:

“I feel really good,” he said. “I feel like my body is right where I have to be. The velocity is going to get back at some point, and now I know it’s back. After I throw 95 [mph], now I just have to keep working and I want to just keep having the 95.”

Here are the lineups:

Game 23 vs. Mariners

Lineup spot Mariners Red Sox
Lineup spot Mariners Red Sox
1 Mitch Haniger, DH Kiké Hernández, CF
2 Ty France, 2B Alex Verdugo, LF
3 Kyle Seager, 3B J.D. Martinez, DH
4 Kyle Lewis, CF Xander Bogaerts, SS
5 Evan White, 1B Rafael Devers, 3B
6 Dylan Moore, RF Christian Vázquez, C
7 Sam Haggerty, LF Marwin Gonzalez, 2B
8 Tom Murphy, C Hunter Renfroe, RF
9 J.P. Crawford, SS Bobby Dalbec, 1B
SP Nick Margevicius, LHP Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP