Worth noting

Worth noting

• Brandon Maurer gave up five hits and three runs (two earned) in 6 2/3 innings with three walks and eight strikeouts in Triple-A Tacoma's 5-3 victory over Tucson on Wednesday. The 23-year-old is 3-4 with a 5.21 ERA in 10 starts since being sent down.

• Kendrys Morales had six home runs in July going into Thursday's game, tied for second in the American League for the month behind the eight of Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre.

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