Worth noting

• In his last 11 games, utility man Willie Bloomquist is 14-for-38 (.368 batting average). He played second base Sunday while Robinson Cano got the day at DH.

• The Mariners entered Sunday on a five-game losing streak.

"People don't know how hard it is to win on a nightly basis," McClendon said. "It's hard to win games. You can do everything right and still lose and sometimes you can do everything wrong and still win. The last five games we've been in them, but one thing can cause you to lose a ballgame. We just have to pick up the pieces and get ready for the next game."

Adam Lewis is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.