• Kyle Seager extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a home run in Thursday's game, his third streak of 10-plus games already this season. Only two other players in the Majors have had three or more streaks of 10-plus already, with four by the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera and three by Boston's Jacoby Ellsbury.
• Seager's 14th homer of the season gives the Mariners a run of 19 straight games with at least one homer, tying a club record set Sept. 7-27, 1999.
• The Mariners outrighted the contract of veteran pitcher Jeremy Bonderman to the Minor Leagues on Thursday, but he declined the assignment and elected free agency. Bonderman was designated for assignment on Monday after going 1-3 with a 4.93 ERA in seven starts in his first Major League action since 2010. He is now free to sign with any club.
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