• The Mariners open a season-high 11-game homestand on Thursday and will face the Astros and Angels for four games and the Tigers for three. Thursday will be Sriracha Night, Friday is a King's Court Night and Saturday will be Turn Back the Clock Night, with the Astros and Mariners wearing 1979 uniforms and Lenny Wilkens throwing out the first pitch. Wilkens was coach of the 1979 NBA championship Sonics team.
• Hisashi Iwakuma became the 12th starting pitcher in club history to throw three consecutive eight-inning starts while allowing two or fewer runs. Felix Hernandez has had four such streaks and Randy Johnson and Mike Moore pulled it off three times apiece.
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