BOTTOM LINE: Boston and Seattle will square off on Saturday.
The Red Sox are 7-7 on their home turf. The Boston offense has compiled a .282 batting average as a team this season, good for first in the league. Xander Bogaerts leads the team with an average of .371.
The Mariners are 6-3 in road games. Seattle hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .292 this season, led by Ty France with a mark of .405.
The Mariners won the last meeting 7-3. Rafael Montero earned his second victory and Mitch Haniger went 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs for Seattle. Darwinzon Hernandez registered his first loss for Boston.
TOP PERFORMERS: J.D. Martinez leads the Red Sox with 26 hits and has 20 RBIs.
Haniger leads the Mariners with 24 hits and has 17 RBIs.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 5-5, .288 batting average, 3.72 ERA, outscored opponents by six runs