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Game 53: A lineup without an Ichiro

Fifty-three games into the 2012 season, the Seattle Mariners have posted their first lineup that doesn't include Ichiro Suzuki, who batted third in the first 52 games.

The right-fielder gets a day off before a scheduled off day, a well-desreved break for the 38-year-old right fielder. In his place? Chone Figgins.

After snapping their five-game losing streak last night against Texas, the Mariners will ask Blake Beavanto give them the chance to win their 23rd game.

It's the newest new-look lineup:

Ackley 2BFiggins RFSeager 3BMontero DHSmoak 1BLiddi LFOlivo CSaunders CFRyan SSBeavan P