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Opening Day notes: Gutierrez gets first crack at leadoff

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Franklin Gutierrez will be the Mariners’ leadoff hitter for tonight’s 2013 season opener against the Athletics in Oakland.

The video above includes Shannon Drayer’s thoughts on Gutierrez leading off as well as her expectations for Felix Hernandez, who is making his sixth career opening day start for the Mariners.

First pitch is at 7:05. The game can be heard on 710 ESPN Seattle, and you can also follow along with our live gametracker.

Here is the Mariners’ lineup:

Franklin Gutierrez, CF
Michael Saunders, RF
Kendrys Morales, DH
Michael Morse, LF
Justin Smoak, 1B
Kyle Seager, 3B
Jesus Montero, C
Dustin Ackley, 2B
Brendan Ryan, SS

Felix Hernandez, SP

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