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Lineups: Guillermo Heredia leading off for Mariners in opener vs Twins

Jun 6, 2017, 3:59 PM
Mariners outfielder Guillermo Heredia will hit leadoff Tuesday against a lefty starter. (AP)...
Mariners outfielder Guillermo Heredia will hit leadoff Tuesday against a lefty starter. (AP)
(AP)

Guillermo Heredia will get a shot at hitting leadoff for the Mariners in Tuesday’s 7:10 series opener against the Twins on 710 ESPN Seattle with a lefty starter on the mound for Minnesota.

The right-handed-hitting Heredia, who has a .280 average with a .339 on-base percentage this season, takes over for Ben Gamel, who has occupied the top spot in the lineup since Jean Segura hit the disabled list with a high ankle sprain last week. Gamel, who swings from the left side, will hit seventh instead against Minnesota’s Hector Santiago (4-5, 4.76 ERA).

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James Paxton (4-0, 1.26 ERA) will be on the mound for the Mariners in his second start since returning last week from the DL. Five of the 28-year-old southpaw’s seven starts this season have been scoreless.

Coverage begins at 6 with the pregame show on 710 ESPN Seattle.

Mariners (28-30)

Guillermo Heredia, LF
Danny Valencia, 1B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nelson Cruz, DH
Kyle Seager, 3B
Taylor Motter, SS
Ben Gamel, RF
Mike Zunino, C
Jarrod Dyson, CF

James Paxton, LHP

Twins (29-24)

Brian Dozier, 2B
Joe Mauer, 1B
Miguel Sano, 3B
Robbie Grossman, LF
Max Kepler, RF
Jorge Polanco, SS
Chris Gimenez, C
Eduardo Escobar, DH
Byron Buxton, CF

Hector Santiago, LHP

No starting pitcher.

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Lineups: Guillermo Heredia leading off for Mariners in opener vs Twins