Two Seattle Mariners - Ichiro and Justin Smoak - have played each of the 111 innings in which the team has been on the field, a streak Smoak is going to end tonight if the Mariners and Kansas City Royals play.
The weather is forecast is so-so, possible rain but perhaps just windy and cool.
The Mariners lineup? With Smoak sitting, Mariners Everyman Adam Kennedy will play first base, Jack Cust will return to cleanup and Luis Rodriguez will spell Jack Wilson at second base.
Birthday boy Milton Bradley turns 33 today and is in left field, and Erik Bedard seeks his first win in his third start of 2011. If he gets it, he'll end a mini-losing streak of two games for the Mariners.
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Michael Saunders starts in center field, a left fielder doing his best, but as Eric Wedge explained, this team badly misses Gold Glover Franklin Gutierrez - in the field, at the plate and in the clubhouse. Gutierrez is starting tonight, but in the California League. His ETA in Seattle - next week.
Here's tonight's lineup vs. RHP Luke Hochever:
Ichiro Suzuki (L) RFChone Figgins (S) 3BMilton Bradley (S) LFJack Cust (L) DHAdam Kennedy (L) 1BMiguel Olivo CMichael Saunders (L) CFLuis Rodriguez (S) 2BBrendan Ryan SSErik Bedard LHP