Worth noting

• Second baseman Dustin Ackley went 0-for-4 on Tuesday in his first game since being sent down to Triple-A Tacoma. Jesus Montero again played first base and went 1-for-4 with a double and is batting .217 in six games with the Rainiers.

• Outfielder Franklin Gutierrez was given Tuesday off as he continues his injury rehab stint with Tacoma. He's batting .191 in 11 games.

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