Worth noting

• The Mariners hit 14 home runs in their first 10 games, something that took them 20 games to do last year. They totaled five long balls in their first 10 outings in 2012.

• A scoring change made after Wednesday's game took an error away from center fielder Franklin Gutierrez on a third-inning ball that now goes as a double for Houston's Jason Castro. Blake Beavan now will be charged with five earned runs and 10 hits.

• Backup catcher Kelly Shoppach threw out his first attempted basestealer on Wednesday. Since 2011, Shoppach has thrown out 29-of-86 basestealers, with his 32.6 percent rate the sixth-best in baseball for catchers with at least 100 games.

Greg Johns is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB as well as his Mariners Musings blog. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.