Worth noting

• Rookie center fielder James Jones had at least one hit in his first 10 starts entering Tuesday night's game, tying the club record of Edgar Martinez in 1987 to open a career.

• The Mariners on Tuesday night were in the fifth game of an eight-game stretch facing right-handed starters. Seattle was 11-6 against left-handed starters but 10-16 against right-handers despite a lefty-loaded lineup.

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.