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Lineups: Mariners hoping for another power surge in finale vs. Orioles

Jul 3, 2016, 11:17 AM | Updated: 11:20 am

Franklin Gutierrez, who has been on a home run binge of late, gets the start in right field for the...

Franklin Gutierrez, who has been on a home run binge of late, gets the start in right field for the Mariners. (AP)

(AP)

The Mariners will look to finish off a four-game sweep of the Orioles Sunday afternoon in the finale of a nine-game homestand. Seattle is 6-2 during this set at Safeco.

After Saturday night’s five-home run barrage, Seattle ranks second in the majors with 122 dingers. Since May 14, Adam Lind has homered once every 10.45 at-bats, the 2nd-best rate in the American League. Teammates Franklin Gutierrez (10.88) and Nelson Cruz (12.43) rank fourth and sixth, respectively, during that span. Seth Smith has also homered in three straight games for the first time in his career.

After launching two homers Saturday in his 2016 debut, catcher Mike Zunino returns to the bench in favor of veteran Chris Iannetta.

The pitching matchup is Seattle’s Hisashi Iwakuma against the Orioles’ Ubaldo Jimenez for the 1:10 game, which will be live on 710 ESPN Seattle. The pregame show starts at noon.

Mariners
Leonys Marin, CF
Seth Smith, LF
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nelson Cruz, DH
Kyle Seager, 3B
Adam Lind, 1B
Franklin Gutierrez, RF
Chris Iannetta, C
Ketel Marte, SS

Hisashi Iwakuma, RHP

Orioles
Adam Jones, CF
Hyun Soo Kim, LF
Manny Machado, 3B
Chris Davis, 1B
Mark Trumbo, RF
Jonathan Schoop, 2B
Pedro Alvarez, DH
J.J. Hardy, SS
Caleb Joseph, C

Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP

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