• Top Mariners pitching prospect Taijuan Walker allowed one run on three hits in five innings Friday in Fresno, getting a no-decision in Triple-A Tacoma's 3-2 loss. Walker, 20, is 2-0 with a 0.86 ERA in four starts since being promoted.
• Kyle Seager leads the Mariners in hits (107) and is tied with Justin Smoak for the most walks (36) going into Saturday's game. Seattle hasn't had one player lead the team in both hits and walks in the same season since Edgar Martinez in 1995.
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