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Mariners lineup: Heredia, Motter get the nod vs Houston LHP Keuchel

Guillermo Heredia (career .289 average against lefties) is in the Mariners' lineup Monday. (AP)

The Mariners have two extra right-handed hitters in the lineup to start their four-game series against the Astros at 7:10 p.m. Monday night on 710 ESPN Seattle.

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Guillermo Heredia, who owns a .289 average and .747 career on-base plus slugging percentage against lefty pitching, will be in left field with Houston starting southpaw Dallas Keuchel. Taylor Motter, another right-handed hitter, will be at first base for Seattle.

David Freitas will do the catching with Mike Zunino still at least a few days away from returning from the disabled list.

The Mariners will turn to a lefty of their own to pitch: James Paxton, who tied a career-high with 10 strikeouts over six innings in his last outing.

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Mariners-Astros coverage begins at 6 p.m. on 710 ESPN Seattle with the pregame show.

Here is Seattle’s full lineup:

Mariners (8-5)

Dee Gordon, CF
Jean Segura, SS
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nelson Cruz, DH
Kyle Seager, 3B
Mitch Haniger, RF
Guillermo Heredia, LF
Taylor Motter, 1B
David Freitas, C

James Paxton, LHP