Tyler O'Neill set a Major League record with his 5th consecutive opening day home run in the 8th inning, giving the Red Sox a much-needed insurance run, as the Red Sox started the season with a 6-4 win over the Seattle Mariners on the west coast.

O’Neill had been tied with Yogi Berra (1955-58), Gary Carter (1977-80), and Todd Hundley (1994-97) with 4 home runs on Opening Day.

Rafael Devers was 2-5 with a 2-out,  2-run homer in the 3rd inning, to give Boston a 2-0 lead.  He also had a double on the night.

O'Neill playing right field was 1-3, scoring twice.

Masataka Yoshida, the designated hitter was 1-4 with a double.

Connor Wong, starting as catcher, was 2-4 with a run batted in.

Boston had 11 hits.

Brayan Bello started for the Red Sox and went 5.0 innings, picking up the win. He allowed 5 hits and 2 runs, striking out 2 and didn't walk a batter.

Isaiah Campbell pitched the 6th inning and allowed 1 hit and 1 run, striking out 1.

Joely Rodriguez, Boston's lone left-hander on the roster, came on in the 7th inning, allowing 1 hit, a homer to Dylan Moore, a pinch-hitter, which made the score 5-4. He got out of the inning striking out 2.

Chris Martin came on for the 8th inning, striking out 2 and allowing 1 hit. Kenley Jansen closed out the game, picking up the save, pitching the 9th inning. He struck out 2 and walked 1.

Boston is now 1-0 while Seattle is 0-1. The 2 teams will play Friday night, March 29th in the 2nd game of the 4-game series. Pregame is at 8:40 with the 1st pitch at 9:40 on AM 1370 WDEA. Nick Pivetta is scheduled to start for Boston, while George Kirby is scheduled to start for the Mariners

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