Worth noting

• After holding the Royals to 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position Friday, the Mariners had limited opponents to a .083 average (3-for-36) in that situation over a five-game stretch. Going into Saturday's game, the Mariners were first in the Majors with their .191 opponent's batting average with RISP.

Brandon Maurer became the first pitcher since Brooklyn's Dick Robertson in 1918 to allow at least 14 hits without an extra-base hit, a walk or a strikeout in one game when he pulled that feat in Friday's 6-1 loss to the Royals. Maurer allowed 14 hits in 7 1/3 innings, allowing all six runs, four of which were earned.

• Third baseman Patrick Kivlehan, the Mariners fourth-round Draft pick out of Rutgers in 2012, was promoted from Class A Advanced High Desert to Double-A Jackson on Saturday after hitting .292 with nine home runs and 35 RBIs in 34 games.

• Right-handed reliever Mike MacDougal, 37, has signed a Minor League deal with the Mariners and will report to Triple-A Tacoma. MacDougal is a 12-year veteran who hasn't pitched in the Majors since 2012 when he appeared in seven games for the Dodgers. MacDougal has 71 career saves and a 4.00 ERA in 409 appearances with the Royals, White Sox, Nationals, Cardinals and Dodgers.

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.