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Opening Day For Mariners!

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With every opening day of baseball comes renewed optimism.  The Seattle Mariners put together an impressive spring going 22-11 in the Cactus League. Tonight the M's kick-off the regular season in Oakland.  Mariner ace Felix Hernandez will be on the mound, with first pitch  scheduled for 7:05 PM.  Is this the year the Mariners get back to the postseason?  It's going to be tough in a loaded AL West.  Here's a look at the projected Seattle starting lineup tonight:

1. CF: Franklin Gutierrez
2. RF: Michael Saunders
3. DH: Kendrys Morales
4. LF: Michael Morse
5. 3B: Kyle Seager
6. 1B: Justin Smoak
7.  C: Jesus Montero
8. 2B: Dustin Ackley
9. SS: Brendan Ryan
SP: Felix Hernandez