• James Paxton's first five games in the Majors haven't just been good, they've been historically good. Paxton is 4-0 with a 1.16 ERA in his short career, including his seven scoreless innings in Wednesday's season debut, making him just the second pitcher in MLB history to go 4-0 or 5-0 in his first five starts with an ERA under 1.25. The other was Boo Ferriss of the Red Sox, who went 5-0 with a 0.60 ERA in 1945.
• The Mariners opened the season with 10 or more hits in their first three games for just the second time in franchise history. They did it the first four games in 1979. It was also just the second time to score six-plus runs the first three games, one shy of their four-game streak to open the '98 season.
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.