Mike Napoli missed 33 games with a strained quad and, entering Saturday, had played four games since coming off the disabled list last weekend -- starting three at catcher and the other at designated hitter. He wasn't expected to see any action at first base in Saturday's game against the Mariners but moved there for the eighth inning for the first time since being placed on the DL last month. "When I was playing him at first, I really didn't have it totally covered," Washington said before Saturday's game. "Now, I got it covered. [Napoli] just has to concentrate on catching and hitting." Matt Harrison allowed only one run on seven hits over eight innings on Sunday against the Mariners but fell to 17-10 as the Rangers were shut out for the fifth time this year, losing 1-0. That meant Harrison, who had won his last nine starts against Seattle, was denied a chance to tie Kenny Rogers for the most wins in a season by a Rangers left-hander (18). Harrison and Yu Darvish have combined for 33 wins this year, the second-most in the Majors and the most by a Rangers duo since Rick Helling and Aaron Sele won a collective 39 games in 1998. Mariners: Ackley expected to be back in lineup for series finale
Second baseman Dustin Ackley missed Saturday's game against the Rangers with a sore neck but should start in Sunday's series finale. He left Friday's game after three innings when he felt some tightness. The Mariners are 48-41 when he bats leadoff this year. "He's better, but still needs another day," Wedge said. "He should be OK for tomorrow. He woke up with it yesterday and it just got worse as we got into the game. So instead of pushing it and really taking a chance on missing some time, we got him out of there." Worth noting
Rangers DH Michael Young extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a sixth-inning single on Sunday. He his batting .425 during the streak. Luis Jimenez, who was called up from Triple-A Tacoma on Sept. 4, got his third start this year at designated hitter on Saturday, batting eighth and going 0-for-3.