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July 23, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Mariners begin post-Ichiro era against the Yankees

Ichiro is indeed in the New York Yankees lineup tonight, batting eighth and playing right field while wearing the No. 31. Should be an emotional evening for him as well as an interesting one for all of those in the stands watching.
One important thing to consider in Ichiro going to the Yankees: Raul Ibanez plays for them and will be their DH tonight. Ibanez had the locker stall next to Ichiro’s up until Ibanez left Seattle following the 2008 season. The two of them got along well and there will be an immediate comfort level for Ichiro in the Bronx.
So, sit back and enjoy this one, folks. Won’t be too many more memorable games than this one in this franchise’s history.


The lineups:
YANKEES
SS Derek Jeter
CF Curtis Granderson
3B Alex Rodriguez
2B Robinson Cano
1B Mark Teixeira
DH Raul Ibanez
LF Andruw Jones
RF Ichiro
C Russell Martin
RHP Hiroki Kuroda
MARINERS
2B Dustin Ackley
LF Casper Wells
C John Jaso
DH Jesus Montero
3B Kyle Seager
CF Michael Saunders
1B Justin Smoak
RF Carlos Peguero
SS Brendan Ryan
RHP Kevin Millwood

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