SEATTLE MARINERS

Lineups: Wade LeBlanc on mound, Ketel Marte batting 9th for Mariners

Aug 9, 2016, 3:26 PM | Updated: 5:51 pm

The Mariners are 4-1 in games started by Wade LeBlanc this season. (AP)...

The Mariners are 4-1 in games started by Wade LeBlanc this season. (AP)

(AP)

The Mariners hand the ball to Wade LeBlanc tonight against Detroit with hopes of pushing their winning streak to five and continuing to claw away at the Tigers’ lead in the wild-card standings.

Guillermo Heredia will lead off and play left field while Franklin Gutierrez will bat second and play right field against Tigers lefty Daniel Norris. Shortstop Ketel Marte, who was activated from the 15-day disabled list earlier in the day, will bat ninth.

Seattle trails Detroit by 2.5 games in the wild-card standings entering the second game of their three-game series. The Mariners’ next five series (17 games) will be against teams that are a combined 45 games under .500.

The Mariners are 4-1 in LeBlanc’s starts this season.

The game will air live on 710 ESPN Seattle, with first pitch at 7:10. The pregame show starts at 6.

Mariners

Guillermo Heredia, LF
Franklin Gutierrez, RF
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nelson Cruz, DH
Dae-Ho Lee, 1B
Kyle Seager, 3B
Chris Iannetta, C
Leonys Martin, CF
Ketel Marte, SS

Wade LeBlanc, LHP

Tigers

Ian Kinsler, 2B
Jose Iglesias, SS
Miguel Cabrera, 1B
Victor Martinez, DH
J.D. Martinez, RF
Justin Upton, LF
Casey McGehee, 3B
James McCann, C
Andrew Romine, CF

Daniel Norris, LF

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Lineups: Wade LeBlanc on mound, Ketel Marte batting 9th for Mariners