Sam Gaviglio takes on Anibal Sanchez and the rest of the Detroit Tigers in the first game of a four-game series. I'm convinced the Mariner's problems in Texas were due entirely to the heat, so being back home should help. It's muggy in Seattle, but it's not sweltering.
Mitch Haniger has the day off. Scott Servais has assured us that this is regularly scheduled break for him, so need to worry. Jean Segura is in Tacoma tonight for a two or three game rehab stint. Hasashi Iwakuma is tonight's starter for the Rainiers, and assuming his start goes well he will be back in Seattle to start Saturday's game.
The biggest news of the night is that Lookout Landing's own John Trupin will be throwing out the first pitch. If you're at the game tonight, be sure to heckle, I mean, cheer, him on!
|DETROIT TIGERS||SEATTLE MARINERS|
|Ian Kinsler - 2B||Ben Gamel - RF|
|Alex Avila - C||Guillermo Heredia - LF|
|Miguel Cabrera - 1B||Robinson Cano - 2B|
|J.D. Martinez - DH||Nelson Cruz - DH|
|Justin Upton - LF||Kyle Seager - 3B|
|Nick Castellanos - 3B||Danny Valencia - 1B|
|Alex Presley - RF||Jarrod Dyson - CF|
|Andrew Romine - CF||Mike Zunino - C|
|Jose Iglesias - SS||Taylor Motter - SS|
|Anibal Sanchez - RHP||Sam Gaviglio - RHP|
GameTime: 7:10 PM PDT
TV: ROOT Sports
Radio: 710 AM ESPN