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Smoak is out, so yet another Mariners lineup

The lineups just keep coming for the Seattle Mariners, either by choice or necessity - and today's change is required by the absence of first baseman Justin Smoak - down with a tight right hamstring.

Without Smoak, the Mariners slide Dustin Ackley over from second base to first and get infielder Munenori Kawasaki into the lineup at second base. It's still a disappointment, as Smoak was coming off a four-hit game Tuesday. Jesus Montero, the designated hitter, will bat fourth in Smoak's spot.

Here's tonight's lineup:

Chone Figgins LF,Dustin Ackley 1BIchiro RFJesus Montero dhKyle Seager 3BMichael Saunders CXFMiguel Olivo CMunenori Kawasaki 2BBrendan Ryan SSJason Vargas LHP

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