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Worth noting

• Right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma, who is on the disabled list with a sprained tendon in his right middle finger, threw 25 pitches in a bullpen session on Sunday. If all goes according to plan, he will start a rehab assignment on Tuesday.

• The Mariners optioned outfielder James Jones to Triple-A Tacoma following Saturday night's game to make room on the 25-man roster for Sunday starter Brandon Maurer.

Jones collected his first Major League hit -- an infield single with two outs in the eighth off A.J. Ramos -- in his first big league plate appearance on Friday.

"I love him," McClendon said. "I said this before, I don't think he's going to knock on the door. I think he's going to tear the door down. He's ready. He's a very talented kid and he's got a lot of tools to work with."

• On this day in 1990, Brian Holman threw 8 2/3 perfect innings in front of a sellout crowd in Oakland. Ken Phelps ruined the bid with a first-pitch, pinch-hit home run to right field.

Christina De Nicola is a contributor to
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