• After starting two of four games in Oakland against right-handed starters, center fielder James Jones wasn't in the lineup Thursday again against left-hander Danny Duffy, but McClendon said the rookie will see time against southpaws as he settles in.
"This kid eventually is going to be an everyday player," McClendon said. "I'm not trying to hide him from lefties. I think it's more trying to give the other kid [right-handed-hitting Cole Gillespie] in left field a shot. We called him up as well, so we want to see what he can do, too."
• The Mariners have played more road games than any AL team to date and are 12-10 in those contests. Toronto has the second-most away games at 21.
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