Worth noting

Worth noting

• Justin Smoak entered Monday with a hit in five straight games, going 9-of-18 in that span with a homer and two doubles.

• Catchers Henry Blanco and Humberto Quintero homered in three of the last four games. Both are playing while Mike Zunino recovers from an injury to the hamate bone in his wrist.

• Seattle is 6-2-1 in series since July 1. Both series losses were to the Red Sox.

Jacob Thorpe is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.