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April 30, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Mariners’ Monday lineup vs. Tampa Bay

Here is tonight’s Mariner lineup:
Chone Figgins LF
Dustin Ackley 2B
Ichiro RF
Justin Smoak 1B
Jesus Montero DH
Kyle Seager 3B
Miguel Olivo C
Michael Saunders CF
Brendan Ryan SS
Felix Hernandez RHP (2-1, 2.48 ERA)
Justin Smoak and Brendan Ryan are back in the lineup to face Tampa Bay right-hander Jeremy Hellickson (3-0, 2.84).


The last time Felix pitched here at Tropicana Field, back in August of 2011, it was quite an interesting game. With one out in the eighth, he had given up just one hit, and it was a controversial call by the official scorer. It came on a ball hit by B.J. Upton that could have easily been ruled an error on Mariner third baseman Adam Kennedy. Had he completed the game without giving up another hit, the official scorer, Bill Mathews, could have been the center of attention.
But Sam Fuld lined a clean single, and by the time the inning had ended, Felix had given up four more hits as the Rays rallied for a 3-2 victory.
The Rays today signed veteran DH Hideki Matsui, who will hold a press conference tomorrow morning before heading to Port Charlotte for extended spring training to get ready for the season.

Comments | Topics: Brendan Ryan, Chone Figgins, Jesus Montero

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