• Raul Ibanez's two-run blast on Monday night was his 10th of the season. Ibanez has reached double digit homers in each of his last 13 seasons, dating back to 2001. It was also his first home run as 41-year-old, making him the fifth player in club history to homer at 41 or older. He then homered again on Tuesday for No. 11, tying Morse for the team lead.
• Fans often lament that shortstop Brendan Ryan's hitting negates his stellar defensive abilities, but Ryan is hitting .300 (21-for-70) and has reached base in 16 of 20 games since May 14.
• The Mariners are 6-1 on Mondays, but improved to just 2-8 on Tuesdays with their 7-4 victory over the White Sox.
Greg Johns is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB as well as his Mariners Musings blog. Jacob Thorpe is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.