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Mariners Vs. Twins Lineup: Seattle Looks To Extend Winning Streak

The Seattle Mariners have been red-hot at home recently, and they will look to continue their dominance at Safeco Field as they take on the Minnesota Twins Saturday night. Fresh off Felix Hernandez's perfect game against the Rays on Wednesday, Mariners rookie Hisashi Iwakuma pitched four consecutive perfect innings to start the game against the Twins on Friday en route to a 5-3 Seattle victory.

The Mariners will send Jason Vargas to the mound. Vargas holds a 2.63 ERA at Safeco Field this season. The Twins will counter with Scott Diamond, who boasts a 2.97 ERA of his own.

Seattle is clinging to slim Wild Card chances, as their recent hot streak has left them 8.5 games back of the Baltimore Orioles for the final playoff spot. First pitch is scheduled for 6:10 pm.

Mariners lineup:

2B - Dustin Ackley
LF - Trayvon Robinson
C - Jesus Montero
DH - Miguel Olivo
3B - Kyle Seager
1B - Justin Smoak
RF - Casper Wells
CF - Michael Saunders
SS - Brendan Ryan
P - Jason Vargas

Twins lineup:

2B - Jamey Carroll
CF - Darin Mastroianni
C - Joe Mauer
DH - Josh Willingham
1B - Justin Morneau
LF - Ryan Doumit
3B - Trevor Plouffe
RF - Matt Carson
SS - Pedro Florimon
P - Scott Diamond

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