• The Mariners ranked second in the American League with eight quality starts going into Wednesday's games, trailing only Oakland with 10. Hisashi Iwakuma, who starts Thursday against Justin Verlander, is tied for the AL lead with three.
• Kyle Seager is tied with the Nationals' Ian Desmond with seven doubles entering Wednesday. The Mariners had 23 doubles in their first 15 games, including one in their past 11 games.
• Jeremy Bonderman pitched five innings of one-run ball for Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday, allowing five hits with two walks and five strikeouts. Bonderman didn't get the decision in the Rainiers' 3-2 loss. The former Tigers starter is 0-1 with a 5.28 ERA in three outings in his first action since 2010.
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