Worth noting

• Major League Baseball changed the scoring on Friday on two plays from an earlier Mariners game, affecting statistics for several players. A defensive play by Cano against the Yankees in New York that originally was charged as an error to Cano when shortstop Brad Miller didn't get to the bag to cover in time has now been ruled a hit, which raised Roenis Elias' ERA to 3.69.

And a Saunders' bunt in Oakland that previously had been ruled a fielder's choice and sacrifice was changed to a base hit, raising his average to .226 going into Friday's action.

James Paxton will throw a two-inning simulated game prior to Saturday's contest at Target Field, his first time facing live hitters since straining his lat muscle on April 8. Taijuan Walker is slated for a bullpen session Saturday and then could progress to his first sim game Tuesday or Wednesday when the team travels to Texas.

• McClendon was sporting a new hat Friday after tossing his old one into the Safeco Field stands Wednesday after getting ejected by first-base umpire Lance Barksdale.

"My shoulder feels it a little today," McClendon said.

• Infielder Chris Taylor has been placed on the seven-day disabled list in Triple-A Tacoma after breaking his left little finger sliding into second base in a game earlier this week. Taylor was hitting .372 in his first 35 games while spliting time at shortstop and second base.

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.