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A regular season-like lineup vs. Cubs

No, it won't likely be the opening day lineup for the Seattle Mariners - Mike Carp isn't playing, Chone Figgins is in left field - but it's a batting order you might see the team use on occasion.

Against the Chicago Cubs today, Eric Wedge has rolled out a lineup that, one through five, might all be in those spots on opening day in Tokyo next week.

Today is one of three final games in Arizona before the Mariners fly off with 30 players in tow, and Wedge isn't going to waste a lot of lineup space on players who don't figure to make that trip.

Here's today's lineup:

Chone Figgins  LFDusin Ackley  2BIchiro Suzuki  RFJustin Smoak  1BJesus Montero  DHKyle Seager  3BMiguel Olivo  CMichael Saunders  CFBrendan Ryan  SSJason Vargas  LHP