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Mariners lineup: Miranda up, Motter down before Game 2 vs Astros

Apr 17, 2018, 4:00 PM
Ariel Miranda will make his 2018 debut with the Mariners on Tuesday night. (AP)...
Ariel Miranda will make his 2018 debut with the Mariners on Tuesday night. (AP)
(AP)

As expected, the Mariners have called up left-handed pitcher Ariel Miranda from Triple-A Tacoma to start Tuesday’s Game 2 against the Houston Astros.

The Mariners optioned utility player Taylor Motter to the Rainiers to make room for Miranda on the active roster.

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Miranda will match up against Houston right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. in the 7:10 p.m. game on 710 ESPN Seattle. The 29-year-old southpaw has made a pair of starts in the minors this year – one with High-A Modesto and one with Tacoma. He appeared in 31 games last year for Seattle, including 29 starts, going 8-7 with a 5.12 ERA.

Motter went 4 for 15 (.267) a home run and two runs scored in seven games with the Mariners.

Coverage for Tuesday’s game begins at 6 p.m. with the pregame show on 710 ESPN Seattle.

Here is the Mariners’ lineup.

Mariners (9-5)

Dee Gordon, CF
Jean Segura, SS
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nelson Cruz, DH
Kyle Seager, 3B
Mitch Haniger, RF
Daniel Vogelbach, 1B
Ichiro Suzuki, LF
Mike Marjama, C

Ariel Miranda, LHP

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