Worth noting

• McClendon said tests on Corey Hart's knee showed no structural damage, so the veteran designated hitter will stay off his legs for the next few days and then begin strengthening them so he can start swinging a bat again and progress toward a rehab stint.

• Seattle's starting pitchers allowed two or fewer runs in 49 games this season, the most in the Majors. The A's are second with 45. Seattle was 37-12 in those games.

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