Worth noting

• During his pregame news conference, Josh Hamilton singled out third baseman Adrian Beltre among the former teammates he admires.

Said Hamilton: "You see it every day. He's not afraid to support his teammates, yell at his teammates, cheer for his teammates, encourage his teammates.

"He's got his antics on the field, too. He just has fun when you're out there, and that's the way the game needs to be played. Over a 162-game schedule and in Spring Training, seeing somebody do it every day like that is impressive. I know there are days he doesn't want to do it, but he still does it."

• Craig Gentry was the starting center fielder on Friday, and manager Ron Washington said that Leonys Martin will be there on Saturday, when the Angels face right-hander Tommy Hanson. Gentry also was in the eighth spot, ahead of Mitch Moreland at the bottom of the order. Washington wanted Gentry's right-handed bat between that of two left-handed hitters: A.J. Pierzynski and Moreland. The first seven spots in the order remain unchanged through four games.

• The Mariners' rotation is lined up so that Felix Hernandez will pitch next Thursday in the first of a four-game series against the Rangers at Safeco Field.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.