• The Mariners had belted 143 home runs going into Wednesday's game, tied with the Braves for third in the Majors behind the Orioles (160) and Blue Jays (146). Seattle hit 149 home runs in all of 2012 and just 101 and 109 in 2010 and '11.
• After hitting 24 home runs in his first 71 games this season, Raul Ibanez entered Wednesday having gone 21 starts without a long ball. His last homer came on July 12, when he hit a pair against the Angels. Ibanez also had just two RBIs in his previous 19 games.
• The Mariners have added a third fireworks show this year. The Sept. 27 game against the A's on a Friday night will now have a postgame show as part of Fan Appreciation Night.
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.