• 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.
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