Lineups: Kyle Seager bumped to 6th for Mariners vs A’s lefty Sean Manaea

Jul 7, 2017, 4:26 PM

Kyle Seager is hitting just .217 with one home run against left-handed pitching this season. (AP)...

Kyle Seager is hitting just .217 with one home run against left-handed pitching this season. (AP)


Kyle Seager will hit a spot lower than his customary No. 5 for the Mariners on Friday night, as he’ll be sixth against Athletics lefty Sean Manaea in the 7:10 game on 710 ESPN Seattle.

Seager is just 1 for 17 over his last five games, the one hit coming in Thursday night’s 7-4 loss to Oakland. Though he hasn’t traditionally struggled against left-handed pitching over his career, he is hitting just .217 with just one home run in 83 at-bats vs. southpaws in 2017 compared to .264 with nine homers in 231 at-bats vs. righties. He is also just 2 for 13 lifetime facing Manaea, though one of the two hits was a homer.

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Right fielder Mitch Haniger will hit fifth for Seattle on Friday night, while first baseman Danny Valencia will take the No. 2 spot and left fielder Ben Gamel is penciled in to hit eighth.

The Mariners will send a lefty of their own to the mound in James Paxton, who will look to build off a strong performance in his last start Sunday when he held the Angels to one run on two hits and two walks over 6 1/3 innings.

Coverage begins on 710 ESPN Seattle with the pregame show at 6. Here are the full lineups.

Mariners (41-46)

Jean Segura, SS
Danny Valencia, 1B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nelson Cruz, DH
Mitch Haniger, RF
Kyle Seager, 3B
Guillermo Heredia, CF
Ben Gamel, LF
Mike Zunino, C

James Paxton, LHP

Athletics (38-48)

Rajai Davis, CF
Marcus Semien, SS
Yonder Alonso, 1B
Khris Davis, LF
Jed Lowrie, 2B
Ryon Healy, DH
Matt Chapman, 3B
Matt Joyce, RF
Ryan Lavarnway, C

Sean Manaea, LHP

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Lineups: Kyle Seager bumped to 6th for Mariners vs A’s lefty Sean Manaea