SEATTLE MARINERS

Mariners lineup: Ichiro in LF, Mitch Haniger hitting 5th vs A’s

May 2, 2018, 3:48 PM | Updated: 3:49 pm
Ichiro Suzuki will return to the Mariners lineup Wednesday night against the A's. (AP)...
Ichiro Suzuki will return to the Mariners lineup Wednesday night against the A's. (AP)
(AP)

Ichiro Suzuki will be in the lineup hitting ninth for the Mariners against a pitcher he has good history against in Wednesday’s 7:10 game against Oakland on 710 ESPN Seattle.

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Suzuki, who will take over in left field, has a lifetime .364 average (12 for 33) against Oakland left-hander Brett Anderson, a nine-year MLB veteran who will make his first start of the season after being recalled from Triple-A.

Also in Seattle’s lineup, the Mariners have switched Mitch Haniger and Kyle Seager at fifth and sixth in the batting order with the lefty on the mound.

James Paxton (1-1, 5.12 ERA) gets the start on the mound for the Mariners.

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Coverage starts on 710 ESPN Seattle with the pregame show on 6 p.m.

Here are the full lineups.

Mariners (17-11)

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

James Paxton, LHP

Athletics (14-15)

Marcus Semien, SS
Chad Pinder, LF
Jed Lowrie, 2B
Khris Davis, DH
Matt Chapman, 3B
Mark Canha, 1B
Stephen Piscotty, RF
Jonathan Lucroy, C
Jake Smolinski, CF

Brett Anderson, LHP

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