After a whole 24 hours of nothingness, the Mariners return to the field looking to bash their way through the east coast. First up is the Tampa Bay Rays, who at this point are just a bunch of ex-Mariners and Evan Longoria. As it stands, the Mariners are just 1.5 games back in the wild card chase while the Rays are three games back. A big series from the Mariners here is the kind that could send the Rays catapulting into a pit of gloom and doom and create some serious separation between the two. In a season where it feels like every baseball team located on the North American continent has a shot, separation would be nice.
Here are your lineups. Erasmo Ramirez, a.k.a. Director of Public Relations Between TB and SEA, will be taking the mound for the Mariners. Tampa Bay counters with Austin Pruitt.
|SEATTLE MARINERS||TAMPA BAY RAYS|
|Jean Segura - SS||Kevin Kiermaier - CF|
|Yonder Alonso - 1B||Evan Longoria - 3B|
|Robinson Cano - 2B||Lucas Duda - 1B|
|Nelson Cruz - DH||Steven Souza - RF|
|Kyle Seager - 3B||Corey Dickerson - LF|
|Danny Valencia - RF||Wilson Ramos - C|
|Ben Gamel - LF||Brad Miller - DH|
|Guillermo Heredia - CF||Adeiny Hechavarria - SS|
|Mike Zunino - C||Daniel Robertson - 2B|
|Erasmo Ramirez - RHP||Austin Pruitt - RHP|
Game Time: 4:10 pm PDT
Radio: KTTH 770, KMIH 94.5 FM