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Video: Baby steps for Mariners’ young hitters

In this Friday, July 22, 2016 photo, United States forward Carmelo Anthony (15) smiles during the first half of their warm-up international exhibition game versus Argentina in Las Vegas. With only a few spare hours Monday before jetting off to continue the Americans' pre-Olympic tour, Anthony gathered basketball stars, community leaders and police officers to speak with teenagers and young adults about the importance of respect, communication and safety. (AP Photo/L.E. Baskow)

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After scoring all of three runs over the last 23 innings, things don’t figure to get much easier for the Mariners as they face Tigers ace Justin Verlander in today’s series finale.

But as Matt Pitman and Rick Rizzs discuss in the video above, some of the team’s younger hitters have been showing signs of life as they attempt to shake off slow starts.

First pitch for today’s game is 12:40. The game can be heard on 710 ESPN Seattle, and you can also follow along with our live gametracker.

Here is the Mariners’ lineup:

Endy Chavez, CF
Jason Bay, RF
Kendrys Morales, DH
Michael Morse, LF
Justin Smoak, 1B
Kelly Shoppach, C
Dustin Ackley, 2B
Robert Andino, 3B
Brendan Ryan, SS

Hisashi Iwakuma, SP

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