• Outfielder Jason Bay was out of the lineup for a sixth straight day on Saturday due to a sore hamstring, but he is getting close to returning, according to manager Eric Wedge.
"We'll see how he feels today," Wedge said. "He's better. I'm not sure if he's going to be an option for us just yet, but he should be sooner than later."
• Third baseman Kyle Seager entered Saturday night's game leading the team in hits (82) and walks (28), contributing to a .351 on-base percentage. No Mariners player has led the team in both categories since Edgar Martinez in 1995. Seager also had a six-game hitting streak, his third streak of five or more games with a hit in 2013.
• Seattle has an even record at home this year, going 18-18. The road hasn't been friendly to the Mariners, who are 14-25 away from Safeco Field.
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.