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• With two homers Sunday -- a leadoff shot by Gutierrez and a three-run job by Kendrys Morales -- the Mariners have 50 homers, tops of any team in Spring Training and one off the club record of 51 in 1999.

• Non-roster invitee Kameron Loe continued to make a strong case for himself with two shutout innings that included three strikeouts and a double-play grounder.

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• Right-hander Brandon Maurer will make his next bid for a spot in the rotation in Monday's game against the Reds and is in line to take the ball in the Mariners' game at Salt Lake City against the Rockies on Friday. Maurer, 22, hasn't pitched above the Double-A level, but has been impressive this spring.

• Jon Garland, who requested and was granted his release from the Mariners after they wouldn't commit to starting the season with the right-hander in the rotation, landed with the Rockies on a Major League deal.

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

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