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Slumping Ichiro not in M’s starting lineup

UPDATED: Fri., June 10, 2011, 4:12 p.m.

DETROIT — Ichiro Suzuki was not in the starting lineup for the Seattle Mariners for tonight’s game against the Detroit Tigers.

Manager Eric Wedge said he wanted to give his slumping outfielder the night off, although he did not rule out the possibility Suzuki could pinch-hit or pinch-run. Suzuki has played in 255 consecutive games, the third-longest streak in team history.

Suzuki, who is hitting .252 this season, didn’t speak to reporters before the game. He’s hitting .149 since May 19.