• While Ackley was put into the leadoff spot on Tuesday for the first time this season, it's the 104th time in his career he's hit first for the Mariners (97 times in 2012 and six times last year). Ackley becomes the sixth player to hit leadoff for Seattle this season, joining James Jones, Endy Chavez, Abraham Almonte, Michael Saunders and Willie Bloomquist.
• McClendon bumped right fielder Corey Hart down to eighth in Tuesday's lineup, just the seventh time in his career he's hit eighth or lower and the first time since 2010.
• The Mariners are 49-17 (.742) when scoring three or more runs, the fourth-best winning percentage in the Majors in that situation. But the club is last in the American League in scoring at 3.83 runs per game and is 5-34 when they've scored two or fewer runs.
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.