• Staying true to a season-long pattern, third baseman Kyle Seager entered Thursday batting .500 (25-for-50) with three home runs and 16 RBIs in his past 13 home games. In 2014, Seager's home/road splits defy logic. At pitcher-friendly Safeco Field, he had a .348/.416/.626 slash line. On the road, he was batting .207/.281/.339. He homered in his first at-bat Thursday against the Twins.
• Optioned to Tacoma earlier this month, first baseman Justin Smoak hit two home runs Wednesday night in the Rainiers' 10-4 loss to Salt Lake. In 18 games with Tacoma, Smoak has a .271 batting average, three homers, and 10 RBIs.
Adam Lewis is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.