Ryan returns to lineup Friday against Angels

Brendan Ryan is back in the lineup Friday after missing four games with a bruised elbow after getting hit with a pitch by Hideki Kuroda last Saturday in New York.

That’s good news for the Mariners as Ryan’s defense has been excellent all year and his bat has heated up the past six weeks as well, as he’s hit .274 over his past 40 games to hike his season average up to .204.

Felix Hernandez is on the hill, which is always good news for Seattle.

Here’s tonight’s full lineup from Angel Stadium against Ervin Santana (5-10, 5.83 ERA):

Dustin Ackley 2B
Michael Saunders CF
Jesus Montero DH
John Jaso C
Kyle Seager 3B
Mike Carp 1B
Casper Wells LF
Eric Thames R
F Brendan Ryan SS

Felix Hernandez RHP

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