Mariners’ lineup: Dae-Ho Lee gets starting nod against lefty

May 15, 2016, 11:11 AM | Updated: 11:15 am
Dae-Ho Lee gets the start at first base Monday against right-handed pitcher Andrew Cashner. (AP)...
Dae-Ho Lee gets the start at first base Monday against right-handed pitcher Andrew Cashner. (AP)

First baseman Adam Lind drove in four clutch runs in Saturday night’s 9-7 loss against Los Angeles, but Dae-Ho Lee gets the starting nod Sunday against Angels’ lefty Hector Santiago.

Lee has been much better as a starter than coming off the bench thus far this season, batting .308, with six runs, four home runs, seven RBI, three walks and a .987 OPS in 13 starts this season. In his last 7 starts, he’s hitting .346, three home runs. As a substitute, he’s hitting .100 (1 for 10).

The Mariners, as a whole, have been successful against lefties, winning each of their last five games started by opposing left-handers. Since the start of 2015, Kyle Sager (16) and Robinson Canó (12) rank first and second in the Majors in home runs by left-handed hitters against left-handed pitchers.

Switch-hitting Shawn O’Malley, who was recalled from AAA Tacoma before the game, will get the start in centerfield.

The game is set for 1:10 on 710 ESPN Seattle. The pregame show starts at noon.


Norichika Aoki, LF
Ketel Marte, SS
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nelson Cruz, DH
Chris Iannetta C
Kyle Seager, 3B
Dae-Ho Lee, 1B
Franklin Gutierrez RF
Shawn O’Malley CF

Felix Hernandez, RHP


Yunel Escobar, 3B
Kole Calhoun, RF
Mike Trout, CF
Albert Pujols, DH
Daniel Nava, LF
C.J. Cron, 1B
Geovany Soto C
Johnny Giovotella, 2B
Gregorio Petit, SS

Hector Santiago, LHP

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