Lineups: James Paxton looks to help get Mariners back on track vs Royals

Aug 4, 2017, 1:43 PM
James Paxton enters Friday's start having earned a win in each of his last six games. (AP)...
James Paxton enters Friday's start having earned a win in each of his last six games. (AP)

The Mariners will look to James Paxton to hopefully be the stopper in Friday’s 5:15 game against Kansas City on 710 ESPN Seattle.

Both the American League’s current Player of the Week and Pitcher of the Month, Paxton comes into Game 2 of the series having won six games in a row, owning a 1.37 ERA and .182 batting average against over those starts. The Mariners, meanwhile, have lost two straight to fall back to an even .500 on the season.

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In the lineup, Ben Gamel will lead off, Jarrod Dyson will roam center field, and Leonys Martin will be in right.

Jason Hammell will start on the mound for Kansas City.

Coverage beings on 710 ESPN Seattle with the pregame show at 4. Here are the full lineups.

Mariners (55-55)

Ben Gamel, LF
Jean Segura, SS
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nelson Cruz, DH
Kyle Seager, 3B
Danny Valencia, 1B
Jarrod Dyson, CF
Mike Zunino, C
Leonys Martin, RF

James Paxton, LHP

Royals (56-51)

Whit Merrifield, 2B
Lorenzo Cain, CF
Melky Cabrera, LF
Eric Hosmer, 1B
Salvador Perez, C
Mike Moustakas, 3B
Jorge Bonifacio, RF
Brandon Moss, DH
Alcides Escobar, SS

Jason Hammel, RHP

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