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Worth noting

• Veteran right-hander Josh Kinney pitched a scoreless inning of relief Tuesday for Triple-A Tacoma and is getting closer to being ready to return to the Majors after dealing with a rib injury since Spring Training. Kinney has allowed three earned runs in 8 1/3 innings over eight appearances with Tacoma over the past two weeks.

• Kyle Seager was tied for ninth in the American League in extra-base hits going into Wednesday's action with 33 (22 doubles, one triple and 10 home runs). He had 56 extra-base hits last year and is on pace for 69 this season.

• Friday's series opener against the Cubs will feature the first postgame fireworks show in Safeco Field history.

Greg Johns is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB as well as his Mariners Musings blog.
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