The Mariners, after ending their six-game losing streak, try to win the series. But more importantly, they are looking for Felix Hernandez to get back on track. He is 1-4 with a 6.37 ERA over his last six starts.
Ichiro sits at 2,499 hits, and with his next hit will become the third active player with at least 2,500 hits and 400 steals in his career. The others are Omar Vizquel (2,851 hits, 402 steals) and Johnny Damon (2,743 hits, 405 steals).
The Mariners' relievers are working on a streak of 15 consecutive scoreless innings. Mariner relievers have the best ERA in the majors in the month of June (1.36).