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August 29, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Seattle Mariners at Minnesota Twins, Aug. 29

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A few lineup changes tonight. Mariners manager Eric Wedge gave Franklin Gutierrez a day off, moved Trayvon Robinson to the No. 2 spot and started backups Chone Figgins and Munenori Kawasaki. Michael Saunders (groin strain) might be ready tomorrow, though Wedge said he’s being cautious with him.
“The biggest fear, especially in the outfield…if he breaks and clips it, he’ll be done for the year,” Wedge said. “That’s the last thing I want to have happen.”
Before the series started, Wedge said he planned to rest Gutierrez tonight or tomorrow, so this wasn’t alarming. Wedge also gave Brendan Ryan a day off after his three hits Tuesday nudged his average up to .202.
The lineups:
MARINERS
Dustin Ackley, 2b
Trayvon Robinson, lf
Kyle Seager, 3b
John Jaso, DH
Justin Smoak, 1b
Eric Thames, rf
Miguel Olivo, c
Chone Figgins, cf
Munenori Kawasaki, ss
(Jason Vargas, p)


TWINS
Ben Revere, cf
Jamey Carroll, 2b
Joe Mauer, DH
Josh Willingham, lf
Justin Morneau, 1b
Ryan Doumit, c
Chris Parmalee, rf
Trevor Plouffe, 3b
Pedro Florimon, ss
(Samuel Deduno, p)
One more thing: Eight Mariners minor-leaguers will join Peoria in the Arizona Fall League – pitchers Logan Bawcom, Bobby LaFramboise, James Paxton and Carson Smith; catcher Mike Zunino; and infielders Vincent Catricala, Nick Franklin and Stefan Romero. Lance Painter, pitching coach with the Mariners’ Class AA farm team in Jackson, will fill that role for the Javelinas.

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