Worth noting

Worth noting

• The Mariners returned home Monday night having already played 28 road games, the most in the Major Leagues. Seattle improved its road record to 12-16 with a three-game weekend sweep at Colorado.

"It's great to be home," Mariners manager Eric Wedge said prior to Monday's contest with the Rangers. "I mean, we haven't been home a great deal this year, so these guys are excited to be home, I'm excited to be home and ready to play some more baseball."

• A key factor in Seattle wins is how the Mariners do at the plate with men in scoring position. During the recent 10-game road trip, the Mariners went just 2-for-43 with runners in scoring position in losses but 12-for-34 in victories.

• The Mariners have tripled in three straight games, which is the first time they've done that since July 27-29, 2006.