Worth noting

Felix Hernandez celebrated his 28th birthday on Tuesday. His 1,722 career strikeouts are the fourth most by an MLB pitcher prior to turning 28.

• When the Mariners opened the season with a 4-2 road trip, it was the 11th time in the club's 38-year-history they started 4-2. It was Seattle's first winning road trip to start a season since going 5-2 in 2009, which is the last year the club finished with a winning record at 85-77.

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.