• Entering Saturday, Seattle's .260 batting average since June 1 was the sixth-best in the AL and ninth in the Majors during that span. The Mariners were hitting .233 through May 31, but raised that to .244 going into Saturday's game.
• After beating the A's, 3-2, on Friday, the Mariners' record against teams with a .500-or-better record at the time they played improved to 24-13, while they're .26-30 against teams with losing records. Seattle entered Saturday 14-9 against teams currently in playoff position.
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.