Feb 25, 2014; Mesa, AZ, USA; Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano (22) takes fielding practice during camp at Peoria Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Mariners Win Rain-Shortened Affair 5-3


The Seattle Mariners brought their Pacific Northwest weather with them to Peoria today but it didn’t stop them from getting the win. The game was called in the bottom of the 7th with the Mariners leading 5-3 over the Los Angeles Angels.

Once again, the pitching looked solid as Scott Baker started and pitched two scoreless innings allowing one hit and one walk.

Robinson Cano, Justin Smoak and Logan Morrison each had two hits as the Mariners improve to 3-0 on the spring, outscoring their opponents by a score of 24-5.

Ji-Man Choi committed the first error by a Mariners position player so far this spring. But defensively, the team was solid once again. Cano and Brad Miller turned a beautiful 4-6-3 double play to end the fourth inning.

Yes, I know it’s Spring Training. But it’s pretty nice to be able to say “Mariners Win” three times in as many days.

The Mariners travel tomorrow to Goodyear Sunday for a game with the Cleveland Indians. First pitch is once again set for 12:05 pm PST.

Check back tomorrow morning for Gameday Preview and starting lineups.

BOX SCORE:

LA Angels Batting
Batters AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Calhoun, RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .333
  Long, M, RF-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500
Shuck, LF 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 .600
  Green, G, 2B 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 1.000
Stewart, I, 3B 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .200
   a- Jimenez, L, PH-3B 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Conger, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000
  Hester, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Pena, C, 1B 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
  Field, SS 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000
Tracy, DH 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 .250
   b- Cron, PH-DH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000
Cowgill, CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000
  Borenstein, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Romine, A, SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
  Boesch, LF-RF 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .667
McDonald, Jo, 2B 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500
  Navarro, E, 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Totals 27 3 7 3 2 3 19

a-Reached on error for Stewart, I in the 6th. b-Hit a sacrifice fly for Tracy in the 6th.

 

BATTING
2B: Field (1, Gillheeney), Boesch (1, Kohlscheen), Green, G (1, Kohlscheen).
TB: Shuck; Boesch 2; Green, G 3; Calhoun; Field 2; Tracy.
RBI: Field (1), Cron (1), Green, G (1).
2-out RBI: Green, G.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Conger 2; Romine, A; Cowgill; Jimenez, L.
SF: Cron.
GIDP: Cowgill.
Team RISP: 2-for-12.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Conger (1, pickoff).
Outfield assists: Calhoun (Smoak at home).

Seattle Batting
Batters AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Almonte, A, CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000
  Jones, J, CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Avery, RF 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 .429
  Gillespie, RF 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .750
Cano, 2B 3 1 2 1 0 1 0 .750
   1- Tenbrink, PR-3B 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .600
Smoak, 1B 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 .750
   2- Choi, J, PR-1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .667
Morrison, DH 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 .800
   3- Kelly, T, PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
   a- Montero, J, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .167
Ackley, LF 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 .500
  Romero, S, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Miller, B, SS 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .000
  Taylor, C, SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Zunino, C 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .333
  Pina, C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Triunfel, 3B-2B 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .250
Totals 28 5 10 5 3 7 14

a-Struck out for Kelly, T in the 7th.
1-Ran for Cano in the 5th. 2-Ran for Smoak in the 5th. 3-Ran for Morrison in the 5th.

 

BATTING
2B: Smoak (2, Wilson, C), Ackley (2, Morin, M), Morrison (1, Rapada), Tenbrink (2, LeBlanc).
TB: Cano 2; Zunino; Ackley 2; Smoak 3; Avery; Tenbrink 2; Morrison 3.
RBI: Miller, B (1), Triunfel (1), Cano (1), Ackley (1), Morrison (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Almonte, A; Zunino; Miller, B.
SF: Triunfel.
Team RISP: 5-for-14.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Choi, J (1, throw).
DP: (Cano-Miller, B-Smoak).

LA Angels Pitching
Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wilson, C (L, 0-1) 2.0 3 3 3 1 4 0 13.50
Morin, M 1.0 3 1 1 1 0 0 9.00
Jepsen 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Rapada 1.0 3 1 1 0 1 0 9.00
Kohn 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
LeBlanc 0.2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0.00
Seattle Pitching
Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Baker, S (W, 1-0) 2.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Elias (H, 1) 1.1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Noesi 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Gillheeney 1.0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0.00
Kohlscheen (S, 1) 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 9.00

  Wilson, C pitched to 1 batter in the 3rd.

Pitches-strikes: Wilson, C 50-30, Morin, M 18-11, Jepsen 9-6, Rapada 16-11, Kohn 6-5, LeBlanc 24-13, Baker, S 32-22, Elias 32-17, Noesi 12-9, Gillheeney 20-12, Kohlscheen 15-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Wilson, C 2-0, Morin, M 1-1, Jepsen 1-1, Rapada 0-0, Kohn 0-2, LeBlanc 0-0, Baker, S 3-0, Elias 0-1, Noesi 3-0, Gillheeney 2-1, Kohlscheen 2-1.
Batters faced: Wilson, C 11, Morin, M 6, Jepsen 3, Rapada 5, Kohn 3, LeBlanc 4, Baker, S 8, Elias 7, Noesi 4, Gillheeney 6, Kohlscheen 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Morin, M 1-1, Noesi 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Alex Ortiz. 1B: Chris Segal. 3B: Jordan Baker.
Weather: 61 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 1 mph, Varies.
T: 2:32.
Att: 5,913.
Venue: Peoria Stadium.
March 1, 2014

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