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 LFDustin Ackley 2BIchiro Suzuki RFJesus Montero DHKyle Seager (L) 3BAlex Liddi 1BMichael Saunders CFMiguel Olivo CMunenori Kawasaki SSJason Vargas LHP
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