When Lucas Luetge allowed a double on Wednesday in Arizona, it was the first extra-base hit the Rule 5 rookie had allowed this season in 26 appearances, the second-longest streak to begin a season in Mariners history. Jeff Nelson set the record at 30 games in 2001.
It was the longest streak by a Mariners pitcher to begin his career, breaking the mark of 14 set by Rod Scurry in 1988.
Mike Zunino, the Mariners first-round Draft pick, was named the 2012 College Player of the Year by Baseball America. The Florida catcher is also a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award and Johnny Bench Award.
The Everett AquaSox will retire former Mariner outfielder Greg Halman's No. 26 jersey in a ceremony prior to Saturday's 7:05 p.m. game against Spokane. Halman, who died in the Netherlands last November, played for the Class A club in 2006 and '07.
Mariners ace Felix Hernandez, a huge Miami Heat fan, watched his favorite team clinch the NBA title on Thursday at a gathering of several teammates and their families at Brandon League's home in San Diego.
Hernandez said he loves the Heat because he's a fan of Dwayne Wade, but he recognizes that was a popular position in Seattle as well, since angry Sonics followers were rooting against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
"They should have a parade in Miami and a parade in Seattle," Hernandez said with a grin.
Outfielder Chih-Hsien Chiang, who was designated for assignment on June 16 to open a spot on the 40-man roster for Oliver Perez, cleared waivers and is back on the roster at Double-A Jackson.