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Mariners ask Felix to finish a sweep of KC

The Seattle Mariners find themselves in a unique situation today, asking Felix Hernandez not to stop a losing streak but to complete a four-game sweep of the struggling Kansas City Royals.

Catcher Miguel Olivo will work with Felix, and the lineup behind him includes rookie Trayvon Robinson - a switch-hitter - against lefty Will Smith.  First baseman Mike Carp will try to extend a streak of four consecutive games with an RBI- and no Mariner has had more than a four-game streak all season.

Here's the lineup:

Dustin Ackley      2BCasper Wells           RFMichael Saunders   CFJesus Montero          DHKyle Seager       3BMiguel Olivo           CMike Carp          1BTrayvon Robinson   LFBrendan Ryan           SSFelix Hernandez        RHP