BRENT STECKER

Lineups: Mariners go standard against Twins’ right-handed starter

Sep 23, 2016, 2:46 PM | Updated: 2:47 pm
Mike Zunino will hit eighth and play catcher in the Mariners' series opener in Minnesota. (AP)...
Mike Zunino will hit eighth and play catcher in the Mariners' series opener in Minnesota. (AP)
(AP)

The Mariners have a standard lineup to face a right-handed pitcher set for their series opener in Minnesota on Friday night, with Norichika Aoki in left field, Seth Smith in right field, Adam Lind at first base and Mike Zunino behind the plate.

James Paxton will be on the mound against the Twins’ Kyle Gibson at a gloomy Target Field. Rain is in the forecast, though the game is expected to be played.

Mariners-Twins coverage begins with the pregame show at 4 p.m. on 710 ESPN Seattle, followed by first pitch at 5:10.

Mariners

Norichika Aoki, LF
Seth Smith, RF
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nelson Cruz, DH
Kyle Seager, 3B
Adam Lind, 1B
Leonys Martin, CF
Mike Zunino, C
Ketel Marte, SS

James Paxton, LHP

Twins

Brian Dozier, 2B
Jorge Polanco, SS
Robbie Grossman, LF
Miguel Sano, DH
Kenny Vargas, 1B
Kurt Suzuki, C
Eduardo Escobar, 3B
Logan Schafer, RF
Byron Buxton, CF

Kyle Gibson, RHP

Date Starting Pitcher
Friday, October 7 @ 1:07 pm Luis Castillo vs. Alek Manoah

Mariners Roof Report

Brought to you by
Haze
High 75° | Low 54°
Mariners are on the road.
Mariners at Blue Jays today at 1:07pm

Brent Stecker

Mariners Cal Raleigh...
Brent Stecker

The Mariners found the perfect way to finally end the drought

There was only one path for the Mariners to get back to the playoffs, and two products of that path delivered Seattle's clinching victory.
7 days ago
Mariners J.P. Crawford Jarred Kelenic...
Brent Stecker

State of the Mariners: Where things stand with magic number at 2

The Mariners' magic number is down to two. We detail what that means, plus everything you need to know about the playoff race and the team.
9 days ago
Mariners Mitch Haniger...
Brent Stecker

Where Mariners’ quest for playoff spot stands after collapse in KC

How fans should be feeling about the Mariners' chances of ending their postseason drought in less than two weeks and how they are actually feeling right now are probably two different things.
13 days ago
Mariners Harry Ford...
Brent Stecker

Top Mariners prospect Harry Ford lights up WBC qualifiers

The season for the Modesto Nuts, the Mariners' Single-A affiliate, may have ended over a week ago, but one of the Nuts' best players is continuing to rake.
18 days ago
Mariners Luis Castillo...
Brent Stecker

Mariners Takeaways: 4 things to know as playoff push hits final turn

The Mariners have 20 games left, and they sit comfortably in a playoff position. A look at the rotation, standouts and the wild card picture.
24 days ago
Mariners Ty France...
Brent Stecker

5 things that stand out after Mariners’ huge series win over Guardians

The Mariners picked up a huge series win over the Guardians this weekend. SeattleSports.com's Brent Stecker breaks down five things to know.
1 month ago
Lineups: Mariners go standard against Twins’ right-handed starter