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Mariners get Wells, Montero, Olivo into lineup

Facing Minnesota's 10-game winning left-hander, Scott Diamond, the Seattle Mariners have loaded up on right-handed bats tonight, including re-inserting outfielder Casper Wells.

Wells has struggled - .146 in his last 12 games with 10 strikeouts - and lost playing time to Eric Thames. Tonight, Wells is in right field, Jesus Montero is catching and Miguel Olivo is the DH. The Mariners also have both their switch-hitters - Trayvon Robinson and Justin Smoak - in the linenup.

Meanwhile, their 13-game winning lefty, Jason Vargas, goes for No. 14, which would match the highest full season win total for a Mariners pitcher since 2009. Here's the lineup:

Dustin Ackley       2BTrayvon Robinson    LFJesus Montero          Ciguel Olivo           DHKyle Seager       3BJustin Smoak        1BCasper Wells           RFMichael Saunders   CFBrendan Ryan           SSJason Vargas           LHP