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Red Sox vs. Mariners lineups: Kirby Battle Royale

It’s a rookie phenom versus old man Rich Hill tonight at Fenway Park.

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Boston Red Sox
Old man winner.
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The Red Sox, fresh off a second series win in a row, can take the first stop toward a third tonight against the Mariners behind Rich Hill (7:10 p.m., NESN).

Hill comes into the game off a solid start in Texas, having not given up more than 2 runs in a start in more than a month. He’ll face off against star rookie George Kirby, who’s been lights out through his two MLB starts and has an ERA of freaking 0.90. My opinion? Let’s double or triple that tonight.

The other new face for the Mariners is MLB steals leader and Vladimir Guerrero (Sr.)-in-the-making Julio Rodríguez, who’s going to be a destructive force in the league for years to come. Right now it’s his legs that are keeping him afloat; he will not have to rely on them for long. If you’re wondering who the next 40-40 guy might be, wonder no more.

Anyhow I had more to write but got caught up so here are the lineups:

Game 38 vs. Mariners

Lineup spot Mariners Red Sox
Lineup spot Mariners Red Sox
1 Adam Frazier, LF Enrique Hernández, CF
2 Ty France, 1B Rafael Devers, 3B
3 Julio Rodríguez, CF J.D. Martinez, DH
4 Jesse Winker, DH Xander Bogaerts, SS
5 Eugenio Suárez, 3B Alex Verdugo, LF
6 Luis Torrens, C Trevor Story, 2B
7 Abraham Toro, 2B Bobby Dalbec, 1B
8 Dylan Moore, SS Christian Vázquez, C
9 Steven Souza, RF Jackie Bradley Jr., RF
SP George Kirby, RHP Rich Hill, LHP