• Franklin Gutierrez hit a home run in a 1-for-6 night Saturday for Triple-A Tacoma as he continued his rehab from a strained hamstring. Gutierrez played right field, which is where the Mariners have him working in anticipation of his eventual return. He's hit .132 in nine games with Tacoma.
"He's feeling better," manager Eric Wedge said. "We're just trying to give him as much time as possible to keep feeling better, to get him as far down the road as possible before we bring him back."
• Kendrys Morales was hitting .390 (16-for-41) with runners in scoring position entering Sunday's game, while the rest of the club was a combined .189. Morales is seventh in the AL with his .390 average.
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