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)

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.


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


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

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