Worth noting

• The Mariners' six straight wins equals their longest Cactus League streak since 2004.

• First baseman Justin Smoak went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in Thursday's win and is hitting .583 (7-for-12) with two home runs and five RBIs in four games.

• Young right-hander Carter Capps gave up a pair of singles leading off the eighth Thursday, then struck out the side as six Mariners pitchers racked up 10 strikeouts.

• Left-hander James Paxton will make his first Cactus League start Friday when the Mariners host the Rangers in Peoria. Paxton, 24, is expected to throw two innings and then give way to another top young prospect, right-hander Brandon Maurer.

• Hisashi Iwakuma is scheduled to start Saturday's game against the Dodgers at Peoria, with Jeremy Bonderman second in line in that game.

• The Mariners' next three games -- Friday through Sunday -- will be broadcast live on 710 ESPN Seattle radio starting at 12:05 p.m. PT. The first of six televised games this spring will be Monday afternoon against the Rockies on ROOT Sports.