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Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers, comin’ in hot

Seattle Mariners v Texas Rangers
no for real we are going streaking you guys, the kind that doesn’t get you tackled and charged with a misdemeanor
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Hello LLers. I am back home from a short trip to Bend, OR, and I am delighted to find that the team has finally slayed their Sisyphean dragons and have climbed a whopping two (2!!!) games above .500. Thank the drowned gods.

Today they go for a Sweepsmas in August against the perennially annoying Rangers of Texas. Here are your lineups:

Today's Lineups

SEATTLE MARINERS TEXAS RANGERS
Jarrod Dyson - CF Delino DeShields Jr. - LF
Jean Segura - SS Shin-Soo Choo - RF
Robinson Cano - 2B Elvis Andrus - SS
Nelson Cruz - DH Adrian Beltre - DH
Kyle Seager - 3B Mike Napoli - 1B
Danny Valencia - 1B Rougned Odor - 2B
Leonys Martin - RF Carlos Gomez - CF
Guillermo Heredia - LF Joey Gallo - 3B
Mike Zunino - C Robinson Chirinos - C
Ariel Miranda - LHP Andrew Cashner - RHP

Gamel gets a day off so they’ve got Dyson leading off with Segura in the 2 spot, which I think is a very sexy spot for a bat like his. If I can never have Seager in the 2 spot, for which I’ve advocated for endlessly, then I’ll take Segura for sure.

Go Mariners. Make it 5 straight.

Game time: 5:05 PDT on ROOT Sports Northwest and on 710 ESPN; also on MLB.tv