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July 14, 2011 at 3:44 PM

Chone Figgins at third base, Greg Halman in left field for Mariners tonight

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We’ll have Geoff Baker Live! tonight at 6:10 p.m. PT from FX McRory’s
We’ve got ourselves a different-looking lineup already for the “second half” of Mariners action. Chone Figgins gets the start at third base tonight while Kyle Seager takes a seat. Some of you might be wondering about that.
But there is a lefty on the mound in Derek Holland, meaning this is more of a case of the M’s looking to protect Seager than anything else.
You could look at the same justification for Greg Halman starting in left field with his right-handed bat instead of Carlos Peguero. Except, of course, for the fact Halman was actually playing better as the first half ended.


Mariners (43-48)
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51 Ichiro Suzuki (L) RF
26 Brendan Ryan SS
13 Dustin Ackley (L) 2B
30 Miguel Olivo C
17 Justin Smoak (S) DH
4 Adam Kennedy (L) 1B
21 Franklin Gutierrez CF
9 Chone Figgins (S) 3B
56 Greg Halman LF
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38 Jason Vargas LHP
Rangers (51-41)
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5 Ian Kinsler 2B
1 Elvis Andrus SS
32 Josh Hamilton (L) LF
29 Adrian Beltre 3B
10 Michael Young DH
17 Nelson Cruz RF
8 Yorvit Torrealba C
25 Mike Napoli 1B
23 Craig Gentry CF
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45 Derek Holland LHP

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