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Worth noting

• In eight starts in the No. 2 spot in the batting order, Michael Saunders has hit .433 (13-for-30) with a double, two triples, one home run, eight runs and nine RBIs. Saunders wasn't in the lineup Wednesday, however, as McClendon went with the right-handed hitting Stefen Romero against Angels lefty C.J. Wilson. Saunders is 3-for-23 (.130) in his career vs. Wilson.

• Going into Wednesday's games, Justin Smoak was tied for second in the Majors with his 19 two-out RBIs. Brandon Moss of the A's led with 22, while Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers, Michael Morse of the Giants and Yasiel Puig of the Dodgers also had 19 each.

• Designated hitter Logan Morrison, who's been on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring since mid-April, went 2-for-5 on Wednesday for Triple-A Tacoma with a monster home run over Cheney Stadium's scoreboard in right-center. Morrison drove in two runs, scored twice and lifted his batting average to .333.

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