Mariners lineup: LHP Marco Gonzales to start, Ichiro at DH vs Royals

Apr 9, 2018, 1:57 PM | Updated: 2:10 pm
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Ichiro Suzuki will fill in at DH for the Mariners with Nelson Cruz and Ryon Healy out. (AP)

The Mariners (4-3) head to Kansas City short four of their nine starting position players for a three-game series on 710 ESPN Seattle.

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With Nelson Cruz and Ryon Healy both on the 10-day disabled list, Seattle’s Ichiro Suzuki will take over as designated hitter for Monday’s 5:15 p.m. game.

Left-hander Marco Gonzales will get his second start of the season on the mound. The 26-year-old Gonzales has two strikeouts and a 4.26 ERA through 6 1/3 innings pitched after his season debut against San Francisco.

Dueling Gonzales will be Royals right-hander Jakob Junis, who will also see his second start of the season.

Monday’s game coverage begins at 4 p.m. with the pregame show on 710 ESPN Seattle.

Here are the full lineups:

Mariners (4-3)

Dee Gordon, CF
Jean Segura, SS
Robinson Cano, 2B
Mitch Haniger, RF
Kyle Seager, 3B
Daniel Vogelbach, 1B
Guillermo Heredi, LF
Ichiro Suzuki, DH
David Freitas, C

Marco Gonzales, LHP

Royals (2-5)

Jon Jay, LF
Whit Merrifield, 2B
Mike Moustakas, 3B
Cheslor Cuthbert, 1B
Jorge Soler, RF
Paulo Orlando, CF
Cam Gallagher, DH
Alcides Escobar, SS
Drew Butera, C

Jakob Junis, RHP

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