Worth noting

Worth noting

• Franklin and Miller have made 29 starts together this season, the third-most starts by a rookie middle-infield combination in franchise history. The club record is 54, set in the inaugural season of 1977 by second baseman Jose Baez and shortstop Craig Reynolds.

The 29 combined starts are tied for the second-most by a rookie infield battery in the American League since 1995, with Andy Fox and Derek Jeter of the Yankees combining for 35 starts together in '95.

• Justin Seager, younger brother of Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager, had a career-high four hits and four RBIs in Class A Everett's 11-10 loss to Salem-Keizer on Monday. Seager, a 12th-round Draft pick this year, is hitting .260 in 45 games for Everett.

• The Rays will give right-hander Alex Cobb the start in Thursday's series finale against Seattle, his first start since taking an Eric Hosmer line drive off the side of his head on June 15 against Kansas City.

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.