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Taijuan Walker vs. Rich Hill

David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Today's Lineups

Coco Crisp - LF Leonys Martin - CF
Billy Burns - CF Franklin Gutierrez - RF
Stephen Vogt - C Robinson Cano - 2B
Danny Valencia - 3B Nelson Cruz - DH
Khris Davis - DH Dae-Ho Lee - 1B
Yonder Alonso - 1B Kyle Seager - 3B
Marcus Semien - SS Chris Iannetta - C
Chris Coghlan - 2B Norichika Aoki - LF
Jake Smolinski - RF Chris Taylor - SS
Rich Hill - LHP Taijuan Walker - RHP

Hi. Hey. Hello. Welcome back for yet another evening of first place Seattle Mariners action. Tonight our heroes return from a 5-1 road trip to welcome an Oakland A's team that has lost their last four games.

Taijuan Walker takes the bump tonight as he's looking to improve from his last performance in Baltimore where he didn't look super sharp, giving up a few bombs and walking two in only five innings of work. Oakland will call on Rich Hill. This is the second time the Mariners have seen Rich Hill this season, and he carved them up in his prior start and struck out ten. He has had an incredibly strong start to 2016 so there's no reason to feel awful about it. You can feel bad, but awful would be pushing it.

The Mariners in first place is cool. But you know what's really cool? A division lead over 1.5 games.

Game Info:

  • M's vs. Athletics 7:10 PST
  • TV: ROOT Sports
  • Radio: 710 ESPN
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