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Top pitching prospect Taijuan Walker suffered his first loss since being promoted to Triple-A Tacoma, dropping a 4-1 decision to Omaha on Tuesday. Walker gave up four runs on nine hits in six innings, with two walks and four strikeouts. He's 2-1 with a 3.09 ERA in six starts at Tacoma.

• First baseman Jesus Montero hit a solo home run for Tacoma on Tuesday, his first in 14 games for the Rainiers. He's batting .236. Right fielder Franklin Gutierrez went 0-for-4 and is batting .218.

• When Nick Franklin doubled in the first inning of Tuesday's 8-2 loss, it was his 23rd extra-base hit in 53 games. The only Mariners with more extra-base hits in the first 53 games of their career were Alvin Davis (27 in 1984) and Jose Cruz Jr. (25 in '97).

Greg Johns is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB as well as his Mariners Musings blog. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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