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Romero earns second straight start at DH

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SEATTLE -- Rookie Stefen Romero was in the lineup at designated hitter again Friday, though manager Lloyd McClendon moved him up to the second spot in the order a night after he went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored while DHing and hitting seventh.

Since regular DH Corey Hart was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring strain, the Mariners have used Romero, Nick Franklin and Robinson Cano in a DH-by-committee approach.

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SEATTLE -- Rookie Stefen Romero was in the lineup at designated hitter again Friday, though manager Lloyd McClendon moved him up to the second spot in the order a night after he went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored while DHing and hitting seventh.

Since regular DH Corey Hart was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring strain, the Mariners have used Romero, Nick Franklin and Robinson Cano in a DH-by-committee approach.

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"Somebody's got to DH," McClendon said. "It's just that simple. [Romero] got two hits. He probably earned the right to get back in there."

Adam Lewis is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

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