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Lineups: James Paxton looks to end Mariners’ skid in finale vs Rangers

Mariners' LHP James Paxton posted a 3.12 ERA through 5.1 innings pitched. (AP)

The Mariners will look to the Big Maple to keep them from losing their season-high sixth straight game.

James Paxton, who has been Seattle’s unquestioned ace when healthy, will take the mound for the second time since returning from the disabled list as the Mariners finish up a three-game series against the Rangers at 7:10 on 710 ESPN Seattle.

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Paxton, who is 12-4 with a 2.98 ERA and 1.12 WHIP, gave up three runs on four hits in 1 1/3 innings in his return to action Sept. 15. He threw 50 pitches in that contest against the Astros, and will have a longer leash in Thursday’s game.

The Mariners enter the day still four games back in the wild card race with 10 games remaining.

Coverage starts on 710 ESPN Seattle at 6 with the pregame show. Here are the full lineups.

Mariners (74-78)

Jean Segura, SS
Mitch Haniger, RF
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nelson Cruz, DH
Kyle Seager, 3B
Danny Valencia, 1B
Mike Zunino, C
Guillermo Heredia, CF
Ben Gamel, LF

James Paxton, LHP

Rangers (75-76)

Delino DeShields, LF
Shin-Soo Choo, RF
Elvis Andrus, SS
Adrian Beltre, DH
Joey Gallo, 1B
Carlos Gomez, CF
Robinson Chirinos, C
Rougned Odor, 2B
Will Middlebrooks, 3B

Cole Hamels, LHP