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The Boston Red Sox, man. They won their fifth straight game on Sunday afternoon behind another offensive surge. The Sox beat the Mariners 11-2. Pure revenge. Seattle beat down Boston in the first series of 2019. So, Boston decided to pulverize this time around.
Hector Velazquez went the deepest he has in any of his outings. The spot starter tossed five respectable innings, allowing just two earned runs. Meanwhile, Marcus Walden appeared in relief and threw two scoreless frames. The dude has a 1.61 ERA.
Offensively, it obviously was quite a day for the Boston Red Sox, which have scored 34 runs in three games against the Mariners. J.D. Martinez headlined the scoring barrage with two homers on the day. He now has seven on the season. Moreover, Michael Chavis and Rafael Devers both had three-hit days.
I tweeted this out yesterday, but it seems worth repeating here. Eight of nine regulars have an OPS over .800 for the Red Sox. In other words, this lineup is scary deep. Mookie Betts and JDM or not having the MVP-level offensive outputs — at least not yet — but the team’s lineup is even deeper.
The Red Sox will be treated to an off-day on Monday. They will host the Colorado Rockies to start a two-game series on Tuesday night at 7:10 p.m. eastern. Chris Sale will look to build off his best start in 2019 as he takes the ball for Boston.