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Mariners lineup: Taylor Motter at 1B, Daniel Vogelbach to DH vs Royals

A day after Taylor Motter found himself on a mound for the second time in his major league career, the Mariners utility man will play a position a little more familiar to him.

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Motter will be at first base, where he has appeared 16 times over his three seasons in the MLB, filling in for the injured Ryon Healy in Tuesday’s 5:15 p.m. game against the Royals on 710 ESPN Seattle.

Daniel Vogelbach, who played first base in Monday’s 10-0 loss, will be the designated hitter for the M’s.

Veteran right-hander Felix Hernandez will pitch, looking to bounce back from a rough outing his last time out in San Francisco in which he allowed eight earned runs over four innings.

Kansas City will counter with lefty Erik Skoglund.

Coverage begins on 710 ESPN Seattle with the pregame show at 4.

Mariners (4-4)

Dee Gordon, CF
Jean Segura, SS
Robinson Cano, 2B
Mitch Haniger, RF
Kyle Seager, 3B
Guillermo Heredia, LF
Daniel Vogelbach, DH
Mike Marjama, C
Taylor Motter, 1B

Felix Hernandez, RHP

Royals (3-5)

Jon Jay, LF
Whit Merrifield, 2B
Mike Moustakas, 3B
Cheslor Cuthbert, 1B
Lucas Duda, DH
Jorge Soler, RF
Paulo Orlando, CF
Alcides Escobar, SS
Drew Butera, C

Erik Skoglund, LHP