Lineups: Nelson Cruz back for Mariners’ opener vs Angels

Sep 2, 2016, 3:09 PM
Nelson Cruz missed the past two games with a hand injury but is back at DH for Friday's contest. (A...
Nelson Cruz missed the past two games with a hand injury but is back at DH for Friday's contest. (AP)

Nelson Cruz is back in the Mariners’ lineup as the DH for their series opener with the Angels on Friday after missing the past two games with a hand injury.

Also notable for Seattle is that recently-acquired outfielder Ben Gamel is hitting leadoff and playing right field in his debut for the team.

Ariel Miranda is on the mound for the M’s and Brett Oberholtzer will throw for Anaheim in a battle of lefty starters in the 7:10 game, which will air live on 710 ESPN Seattle. The pregame show starts at 6.


Ben Gamel, RF
Guillermo Heredia, LF
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nelson Cruz, DH
Kyle Seager, 3B
Dae-Ho Lee, 1B
Leonys Martin, CF
Mike Zunino, C
Ketel Marte, SS

Ariel Miranda, LHP


Yunel Escobar, 3B
Kole Calhoun, RF
Mike Trout, CF
Albert Pujols, DH
C.J. Cron, 1B
Jefry Marte, LF
Andrelton Simmons, SS
Jett Bandy, C
Gregorio Petit, 2B

Brett Oberholtzer, LHP

No starting pitcher.

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Lineups: Nelson Cruz back for Mariners’ opener vs Angels