Worth noting

Worth noting

• The Mariners were 0-5-2 in their first seven series as they got off to a rough April, but things have turned around of late, as they're 5-1-1 in their last seven series.

• Seattle is 27-17 in games started by Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma, compared to 23-38 in games started by everyone else. Hernandez and Iwakuma will be on the mound for the final two games of the Red Sox series.

• Franklin Gutierrez went 2-for-5 with a double in Tacoma's 7-6 loss at Reno on Monday and is batting .225 in 31 rehab games with the Triple-A club. Hector Noesi gave up nine hits and four runs in five innings in his first start since being sent down, but took a no-decision.

Greg Johns is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB as well as his Mariners Musings blog. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.