Worth noting

• The Mariners play 18 of their 27 games in September on the road. The club entered Monday with the best road record in the AL at 37-26 (.587), which currently stands as the second-best mark in franchise history behind the .606 (59-22) mark in 2001.

• Shortstop Brad Miller was back in the lineup for a second straight game on Monday after going 3-for-3 with a double and two runs in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Nationals.

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.