• Going into Tuesday's game, Dustin Ackley had hit .375 with 12 runs and eight RBIs in the Mariners' 14 wins. During the 16 losses in which he played, Ackley had hit .123 with three runs and one RBI.
• Smoak had not committed an error in his last 57 games going into Tuesday night, the longest current streak by an American League first baseman. Mark Teixeira of the Yankees is second at 44 games.
• When they head to Yankee Stadium this weekend, the Mariners will face right-hander Hiroki Kuroda on Friday, right-hander Phil Hughes on Saturday and left-hander Andy Pettitte on Sunday. It will be Pettitte's first start in the Majors since the 2010 American League Championship Series.
Felix Hernandez, Hector Noesi and Blake Beavan are scheduled to start those three games for Seattle, though Beavan's situation is uncertain after he got hit in the elbow with a line drive on Monday.
• Mariners catcher Miguel Olivo continues rehabbing his strained groin muscle and said he's feeling better than he'd originally hoped at this point. The veteran ran on a treadmill on Tuesday and has hit in the cage the past two days. He's eligible to come off the disabled list on May 16 but said he didn't know if he'd be ready that soon.