SS Brad Miller found a way to get on base in each of his first three plate appearances Friday, drawing three consecutive walks. But his only official at-bat resulted in a strikeout in the bottom of the ninth inning, ending that frame with the score tied 1-1.
INF Willie Bloomquist (15-day disabled list, knee) has a deep bone bruise in his right knee, an MRI revealed. The diagnosis means his injury, which landed Bloomquist on the DL on Thursday, probably won't result in any lingering damage. But Bloomquist might need all of the 15 days to get healthy.
RHP Chris Young has been pretty solid at home this season (5-3, 2.45 ERA), but he sure could use a little more run support. He's lost his last two decisions at Safeco Field, during which his Mariners have scored just one total run. Only once in Young's past six starts at home has Seattle scored more than three runs for him. He's scheduled to start Saturday's game against Baltimore.
2B Robinson Cano hit his second triple of the season Friday, then came in to score the Mariners' first run of the game on a Kendrys Morales sacrifice fly. He went 2-for-5, giving Cano 40 multiple-hit games this season.
RHP Felix Hernandez didn't get a decision Friday night, but he did get a trivial piece of history after allowing just one run in seven innings of work. It marked the 13th consecutive start in which Hernandez has thrown seven innings or more and has also held the opposing team to two runs or fewer. The only other pitcher to have a streak that long since 1900 was the New York Mets' Tom Seaver in 1971.
DH Kendrys Morales reported to the Mariners and was hitting cleanup in Friday's game against Baltimore. He drove in Seattle's only run of the game, and first in a span of 16 innings, with a sixth-inning sacrifice fly in a game the Mariners lost 2-1. Morales went 0-for-3 and almost had a chance to come to the plate in the bottom of the 10th inning with a runner on base, but a replay overturn of a play at first base ended the game before Morales got to step into the batter's box.
DH Jesus Montero lasted only one game in his latest call-up, as the Thursday acquisition of DH Kendrys Morales made him expendable. A former top prospect in the Mariners' organization, Montero has fallen out of favor with the front office and has yet to get a prolonged opportunity at the big-league level this season. He went 0-for-3 before being lifted for a pinch hitter in the ninth inning of Thursday's 4-0 loss to Baltimore, and on Friday he was sent back to Triple-A to clear a spot for Morales.