Worth noting

• Franklin Gutierrez, who has been battling leg soreness, led off as the designated hitter Friday, going 0-for-5. Wedge said he expects Gutierrez back in his normal spot in center field "in a couple of days" as the team tries to pace his return so he's healthy for the opener.

Jason Bay started in center for the second straight game, this time getting three putouts, including a tough one against the fence off a Kyle Blanks blast in the eighth inning, after not seeing a ball all game the day before -- including, according to Wedge, in batting practice before Thursday's game.

• Right-hander Carter Capps worked the ninth inning for the save, striking out the side. Wedge said that's part of a concerted effort to get as many relievers as possible working in the ninth inning to expose them to the pressure of the final three outs.

"Obviously, Carter was outstanding right there, but we've probably done that with seven or eight different guys this spring," Wedge said. "Regardless of Spring Training or not, getting that final out in the final inning, there's a little more on the line, a little bit different adrenaline."

• The Mariners are getting some pop out of their catchers this spring. Kelly Shoppach drilled a solo homer in Friday's game, and Jesus Montero has doubled in three consecutive games and has six doubles on the spring, batting .364 (12-for-33).

• Outfielder Michael Morse celebrated his 31st birthday Thursday by starting the game-winning rally with a single and scoring the go-ahead run in the eighth.

John Schlegel is a national reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.