A day off and an hour or so of early batting practice may be just what the Seattle Mariners need to shake themselves loose of their offensive doldrums - though it's hard to imagine playing the Detroit Tigers in Comerica Park will help.
Miguel Olivo is back behind the plate, but Justin Smoak has been replaced for a second game in a row by Alex Liddi at first base, and Muneori Kawasaki is at shortstop, not Brendan Ryan.
Will it make a diference? Jason Vargas hopes so. The lineup:
Chone Figgins LF Dustin Ackley 2B Ichiro Suzuki RF Jesus Montero DH Kyle Seager (L) 3B Alex Liddi 1B Michael Saunders CF Miguel Olivo C Munenori Kawasaki SS Jason Vargas LHP