KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers got the potential tying and winning runs on base with none out in the ninth inning, but Justin Turner broke from third base on a ground ball to third. Turner was thrown out easily at home, but Seattle closer Fernando Rodney walked Adrian Gonzalez to load the bases. Howie Kendrick then delivered a two-run single.
AT THE PLATE: Andre Ethier and Alex Guerrero homered for the Dodgers. Guerrero is tied with Adrian Gonzalez for the team lead with eight runs batted in. Guerrero is batting .417 (five for 12) and Juan Uribe .176 (three for 17), but Manager Don Mattingly said Uribe would not lose his third-base job to Guerrero based on a small early sample. "You don't just toss him aside," Mattingly said. "A couple games are not going to change what we're trying to do." Yasiel Puig (hamstring) did not play Tuesday but could return Wednesday.
ON THE MOUND: After spot starter David Huff gave up four runs and seven hits in four innings, the Dodgers' bullpen held the Mariners to one run over the final five innings. Rookie Yimi Garcia earned the victory for the second consecutive night; he has given up one run and struck out 10 in six innings this season.
EXTRA BASES: For the 70% of local fans without access to SportsNet LA, Wednesday offers a rare chance to see the Dodgers on TV. The ESPN2 broadcast will not be blacked out in the L.A. market. … The Dodgers' triple-A Oklahoma City team is scheduled to face Barry Zito on Wednesday. Zito won the American League Cy Young award in 2002, when he was with the Oakland Athletics. He is now pitching for Oakland's triple-A affiliate in Nashville. … Shortstop Corey Seager, the Dodgers' top prospect, has seven hits in his past eight at-bats at double-A Tulsa. He is batting .583 in six games.