SEATTLE -- The Yankees open a three-game series against the surprising Mariners tonight at Safeco Field, with Vidal Nuno -- who was supposed to start last night's rained out game against the Royals -- getting the start against RHP Hisashi Iwakuma.
Here's the lineup Joe Girardi is sending out tonight:
Derek Jeter SS
NOTES: Jeter will be honored by the Mariners in a pregame ceremony scheduled for approximately 9:50 p.m. New York time ... Joe Girardi said there's a good possibility Shawn Kelley will rejoin the team here tomorrow ... Iwakuma is 1-1 with a 3.18 ERA in three lifetime starts against the Yankees. Jeter is 4-for-6 against him with a home run ... Nuno has never faced the Mariners. ... Pitching matchups for the rest of the series: Masahiro Tanaka (9-1, 2.02) vs. RHP Chris Young (5-3, 3.42) tomorrow and Chase Whitley (1-0, 2.42) vs. LHP Roenis Elias (5-4, 3.64) on Wednesday, both games at 10:10 p.m.