Worth noting

• Right-handed reliever Josh Kinney has begun an injury rehab stint at Triple-A Tacoma and will make his first appearance Friday. Kinney is on the 60-day disabled list with a stress reaction in his rib area that occurred during Spring Training. He's not eligible to return until May 30 at the earliest.

• The Mariners headed into Thursday's game with seven different players having hit four or more home runs, which tied them with the Rangers in that category.

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