Worth noting

Worth noting

• After going 28 games without a home run, Morales had five homers in his past 10 games going into Sunday's series finale. Morales hit .359 during that 10-game stretch.

• Since the start of Interleague Play in 1997, the Mariners have the best ERA in crossover games of any Major League team at 3.62 in 303 games and are 161-142 going into Sunday's finale in St. Louis.

Justin Smoak didn't start at first base for a third straight game Sunday. Wedge said that was partly due to a sore quadriceps muscle and also in order to keep Morales' bat in the lineup at first base, with no DH available in the Interleague series. Smoak will return to the lineup Monday in Detroit.

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.