• Jason Bay led off for the Mariners on Friday, the first time the outfielder has batted leadoff in his career, a span of 1,227 games.
"Jason sees a lot of pitches. He has pretty good pitch recognition. He's an experienced guy," Wedge said. "We did it a little bit in Spring Training, and that's why you do those things in Spring Training, so when it does happen here, it isn't the first time we've done it."
• Second baseman Dustin Ackley got Friday night off despite the fact that he is 13-for-34 (.382) in his past nine games.
"It's a good day for him to have off," Wedge said. "We're still picking days off for people. This stretch, don't forget … we're still in the middle of a 30 [games in] 31 [days] stretch. That's about as real as it gets. So it's a good day for him to have off."
• Third baseman Kyle Seager extended his hitting streak to 15 games on Friday. It's the longest active streak in the American League.