With the chance to sweep the Texas Rangers, the Seattle Mariners send Jason Vargas to the mound and put a new lineup behind - one that features Carlos Triunfel at 2B, John Jaso hitting cleanup and big Luis Jimenez in again as the designated hitter.
A win would give the Mariners a 10-9 season record against the Rangers, something of a coup considering their spots in the Amercan League West.
It would also give them a 3-3 homestand after being swept by a Baltimore team that twice took Seattle into extra innings. Seattle's offense may not look much stronger no paper - it's batting .233 - but the Mariners have homered in each of their last 12 games.
That's good, because as a team they're 1-for-their-last 35 at-bats with runners in scoring position. Yikes! Here's today's lineup vs. RHP Ryan Dempster:
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Michael Saunders LFFranklin Gutierrez CFKyle Seager 3BJohn Jaso CJustin Smoak 1BEric Thames RFLuis Jimenez DHCarlos Triunfel 2BBrendan Ryan SSJason Vargas LHP