• When five Mariners pitchers combined to two-hit the Blue Jays on Wednesday, it was the eighth time this season Seattle has held an opponent to two or fewer hits (two no-hitters, one one-hitter and five two-hitters). The Orioles are the next-closest Major League team in that category with five games with two hits or less.
• The Mariners announced the extension of their contracts with four of their Minor League teams on Thursday. Double-A Jackson, Class A High Desert, Class A Clinton and Rookie League Pulaski had contracts expiring at the end of this year, but have now been extended through the 2014 season.
The Mariners had previously announced a two-year extension with Class A Everett, while a four-year deal with Triple-A Tacoma is in play through 2014.