Worth noting

• After scoring five runs on Tuesday, the Mariners' average runs per game since the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline was at 4.82. In the first four months of the season, Seattle averaged 3.83 runs per game. That extra run comes in handy for a club that is 51-10 when it scores at least four times in a game.

• Kyle Seager hit his 19th home run of the season on Tuesday. He's one shy of becoming the first Mariners player since Raul Ibanez to hit 20-plus homers in at least three straight seasons. Ibanez did it four years in a row from 2005-08.

• McClendon said Hisashi Iwakuma was fine on Wednesday after dealing with a small cramp in his calf when he went to cover first base on the final out in his eight-inning scoreless stint.

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.