Worth noting

Worth noting

• Friday's game was the start of a 10-day, 10-game, four-city road trip that will conclude with the start of Interleague Play in Colorado. But the Mariners are used to being the road team. They began this season in Japan and will have played 28 of their first 43 games away from Safeco Field by the time this trip ends.

• The Mariners' bullpen had the lowest ERA in the Majors in May at 1.16 heading into Friday's game with three earned runs in 23 1/3 innings. The Reds were second at 1.37. Opponents have hit .125 (10-for-80) in that nine-game span.

• Heading into Friday's game, Ichiro Suzuki needed one hit to move into a tie with Frank Thomas for 99th place on MLB's all-time hits list at 2,467. Joe Medwick is next up at 2,471, while Ted Simmons -- now a special advisor to Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik -- is in 97th place at 2,472.