Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino, right, gets a pat and laughs with manager Scott Servais after the Mariners defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 9-2 in a baseball game Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino, right, gets a pat and laughs with manager Scott Servais after the Mariners defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 9-2 in a baseball game Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Elaine Thompson AP
Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino, right, gets a pat and laughs with manager Scott Servais after the Mariners defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 9-2 in a baseball game Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Elaine Thompson AP

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