• Robinson Cano said he got spiked in the right ankle by the Angels' Kole Calhoun on a slide at second Monday, but the issue wasn't serious. Nick Franklin was at second base Tuesday as Cano moved to designated hitter, with McClendon saying it was just a planned day to keep Cano fresh.
"Just a chance to get him off his legs a little bit," McClendon said. "We've had 50 games and he's played 50 games. Any chance we get to DH him, we're going to do that."
• Cano's 65 hits in his first 50 games are the fourth most by a Mariners infielder in the first 50 games of a season. Alex Rodriguez had 68 in 1997 and 67 in '96, while Joey Cora had 66 in '97.
• Mariners right-hander Chris Young is the only pitcher with seven or more starts at Safeco Field without a loss. Young improved to 5-0 with a 2.82 ERA in eight career starts at the stadium with Monday's 5-1 win over the Angels. Four of those starts have come this year with Seattle as he's 2-0 with a 1.65 ERA at home.