When center fielder Franklin Gutierrez committed his first error Tuesday after 301 mistake-free games, it ended his American League record of 846 consecutive outfield chances without an error. The previous AL mark was 723 by Darin Erstad. Darren Lewis still holds the Major League record at 938 chances.
Left-handed-hitting first baseman Mike Carp was in Wednesday's lineup even against Ricky Romero, the one southpaw Toronto is starting in this three-game series. Wedge noted Carp has hit lefties relatively well in his career, but he also wants to take further advantage of these final weeks now that Carp is back from his third disabled-list stint.
"Obviously, he's missed so much time this year, we're just trying to give him a little more playing time," said Wedge.
The Mariners' Double-A Jackson team beat Mobile, 8-1, in the first game of the Southern League Championship Series on Tuesday, as James Paxton struck out 10 in 7 1/3 innings. Catcher Mike Zunino went 2-for-3 with a double, triple and three runs, while Johermyn Chavez hit a grand slam.