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Mariners Pregame: Tony Zych to Tacoma on rehab; lineups and starters matchup

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Ariel Miranda throws during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, March 2, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (Charlie Riedel / Associated Press)

The Seattle Mariners try to finally break into the win column on Thursday in the last of a four-game opening series against the Houston Astros. After the game, the team will go to Anaheim for a three-game set with the Angels before finally heading back to Seattle for the home opener on Monday.

Reliever Tony Zych, on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma, will start for the Rainiers on Thursday and is scheduled to pitch one inning. The Mariners are hopeful he’ll be able to join the team sometime during the homestand next week.

Transaction: The M’s activated rookie LHP Dillon Overton from the paternity list and optioned RHP Chase De Jong to Tacoma. De Jong took the loss in Wednesday’s 13 inning affair. He’s tentatively scheduled to start for Tacoma on Monday.

Lineups and starter matchup

Game 4: Seattle Mariners (0-3) at Houston Astros (3-0), 5:10 p.m.

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Starter matchup: LHP Ariel Miranda (2016 w/SEA & BAL: 5-2, 3.88 ERA, 1.121 WHIP) vs. RHP Joe Musgrove (2016: 4-4, 4.06 ERA, 1.210 WHIP)

Mariners Notes

  • 3B Kyle Seager is tied for the Major League lead with Jason Castro (MIN) in walks with five. Seager drew three walks in last night’s 5-3 loss to the Astros.
  • Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium will now start at 7:17 p.m. The game was originally scheduled to start at 7:07 p.m.
  • The Mariners are 1 for 27 (.037) with two RBIs with runners in scoring position in three games this season. The club’s lone hit with runners in scoring position was Danny Valencia’s RBI-single in the fourth inning on Tuesday.

This Day in Mariners History

On this date in 1977, the Mariners played the inaugural game in franchise history in front of a sellout crowd of 57,762 at the Kingdome. Diego Segui threw the first pitch in club history, a strike to California Angels leadoff batter Jerry Remy. The Mariners fell to the Angels, 7-0