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@ SD 
L 3-6
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@ SD 
L 0-1
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vs. Tex 
W 14-2
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7:10 PM PT8:10 PM MT9:10 PM CT10:10 PM ET22:10 ET2:10 GMT10:10 7:10 PM MST9:10 PM EST8:10 PM CST9:40 PM VEN6:10 UAE (+1)9:10 PM CT
vs. Tex 
6:10 PM PT7:10 PM MT8:10 PM CT9:10 PM ET21:10 ET1:10 GMT9:10 6:10 PM MST8:10 PM EST7:10 PM CST8:40 PM VEN5:10 UAE (+1)8:10 PM CT

Kikuchi to 'open' for Mariners against Rangers

One of the reasons left-hander Yusei Kikuchi signed with the Seattle Mariners in the offseason was the unique wellness plan they pitched to him.

Trying to avoid the injuries that have befallen Japanese stars like Yu Darvish, Shohei Ohtani and Daisuke Matsuzaka once they started pitching every five days in the majors as compared to the six-man rotations they use overseas, the Mariners will use Kikuchi as an "opener" about once a month, pitching just the first inning or so before handing the ball to one of Seattle's pitching prospects.

That plan will be put to use for the first time Friday night against the visiting Texas Rangers.

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Leaders
AVG: T. Beckham.304
HR: J. Bruce9
RBI: D. Santana29
SB: D. Gordon8
W: M. Gonzales5
ERA: M. Gonzales2.80
Saves: R. Elías4
K: M. Gonzales34
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .262 (6)
Runs: 177 (1)
Hits: 256 (1)
Home Runs: 57 (1)
Stolen Bases: 23 (2)
OBP: .343 (7)
SLG: .501 (1)
Total Bases: 490 (1)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.18 (12)
Runs Allowed: 137 (25)
Saves: 12 (2)
Strikeouts: 222 (13)
OpBA: .257 (22)
OBP: .318 (12)
SLG: .437 (19)
Run Support: 6.32 (1)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/24 T. Cloyd Signed to a Minor League Contract
4/24 J. Niese Signed to a Minor League Contract
4/24 M. Wright Traded Baltimore (for SS Ryne Ogren)
4/23 C. Bradford Removed From 10-Day IL (Right shoulder inflammation)
4/21 R. Alaniz Sent to Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/22 J. Bruce Sore quadriceps (day-to-day)
4/14 W. LeBlanc Right oblique strain (on 10-day DL)
4/9 C. Bradford off 10-day DL
4/7 T. Beckham Hamstring tightness (day-to-day)
3/30 H. Strickland Grade 2 strain, right lat (on 60-day DL)
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