Mar 3, 2014; Goodyear, AZ, USA; Seattle Mariners third baseman Stefen Romero (7) makes a backhanded catch against the Cincinnati Reds in foul territory at Goodyear Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Mariners Use Late Push To Down White Sox


Scott Baker looked good in his second audition for the 5th spot in the Mariners rotation and the offense used a late surge to defeat the Chicago White Sox 7-4 in Glendale Thursday.

Baker pitched the first three innings, allowing three hits and one run. He didn’t strike anyone out, but he didn’t walk anyone either.

Fernando Rodney made his Mariners debut in the 4th and gave up a run on two hits.

Down 4-2 in the top of the 7th, D.J. Peterson, Cole Gillespie and Jesus Montero each had RBI-singles to take a 5-4 lead. The M’s then added to the lead in the 9th with Stefen Romero and Gillespie again with RBIs. Zach Miner pitched  a perfect 9th to seal the win for Seattle.

The other half of the M’s split-squad take the field Friday in Surprise against the Reds.

BOX SCORE

Seattle Batting
Batters AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Chavez, En, CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .182
   3- Jones, J, PR-CF 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 .375
Romero, S, LF 5 1 1 1 0 1 2 .059
Seager, 3B 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 .250
  Peterson, 3B 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 .333
Hart, DH 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .222
   a- Gillespie, PH-DH 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 .417
Montero, J, 1B 4 1 2 1 1 1 0 .214
Miller, B, SS 2 1 0 0 1 2 3 .167
  Taylor, C, SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .100
Avery, RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214
Buck, C 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .286
   1- Dowd, PR-C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667
Bloomquist, 2B 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 .200
   2- Smith, T, PR-2B 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Totals 35 7 10 7 4 7 13

a-Singled for Hart in the 7th.
1-Ran for Buck in the 7th. 2-Ran for Bloomquist in the 7th. 3-Ran for Chavez, En in the 7th.

 

BATTING
2B: Bloomquist (1, Boggs).
3B: Romero, S (1, Winiarski).
TB: Jones, J; Peterson; Romero, S 3; Chavez, En; Gillespie 2; Bloomquist 2; Montero, J 2; Seager.
RBI: Buck (1), Bloomquist (1), Peterson (1), Gillespie 2 (2), Montero, J (1), Romero, S (2).
2-out RBI: Bloomquist; Peterson; Gillespie; Montero, J.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Miller, B 2; Chavez, En; Taylor, C.
SAC: Avery.
SF: Buck.
Team RISP: 6-for-12.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Romero, S (1, 3rd base off Danks, Jh/Nieto), Seager (1, 2nd base off Danks, Jh/Nieto), Jones, J (1, 2nd base off Winiarski/Gonzalez, M).
CS: Gillespie (1, 2nd base by Winiarski/Gonzalez, M).

FIELDING
E: Bloomquist (1, fielding).

Chi White Sox Batting
Batters AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Eaton, CF 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 .556
  Tekotte, CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Beckham, G, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .231
  Garcia, L, 2B-SS 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 .200
Davidson, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .100
  Semien, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .182
Dunn, A, 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250
   1- Wilkins, PR-1B 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .500
Konerko, DH 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .400
   2- DeMichele, PR-DH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
   a- Flowers, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .200
Viciedo, LF 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 .300
  Hawkins, C, LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Sanchez, C, SS-2B 4 0 2 2 0 0 2 .500
Nieto, C 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 .167
  Gonzalez, M, C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Walker, K, RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .167
Totals 38 4 10 3 0 5 17

a-Struck out for DeMichele in the 8th.
1-Ran for Dunn, A in the 6th. 2-Ran for Konerko in the 6th.

 

BATTING
2B: Walker, K (1, Baker, S), Viciedo (1, Rodney).
TB: Sanchez, C 2; Konerko; Walker, K 2; Viciedo 2; Eaton 3; Dunn, A; Garcia, L.
RBI: Sanchez, C 2 (3), Nieto (3).
2-out RBI: Sanchez, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Davidson 2; Nieto.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Walker, K (1, home off Baker, S/Buck), Eaton (1, 2nd base off Baker, S/Buck), Sanchez, C (2, 2nd base off Rodney/Buck).

FIELDING
E: Dunn, A (1, missed catch).

Seattle Pitching
Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Baker, S 3.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 1.80
Rodney (BS, 1) 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 9.00
Elias (W, 1-0) 3.0 4 2 1 0 0 0 2.08
Wilhelmsen (H, 1) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 6.75
Miner (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Chi White Sox Pitching
Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Danks, Jh 3.0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0.00
Boggs (BS, 1) 1.0 2 2 2 1 0 0 9.00
Petricka 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 6.00
Snodgress (L, 0-1) 2.0 4 3 3 1 1 0 9.00
Veal 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Winiarski 1.0 3 2 2 0 1 0 9.00

  WP: Elias.
Groundouts-flyouts: Baker, S 3-4, Rodney 1-1, Elias 5-3, Wilhelmsen 1-0, Miner 1-0, Danks, Jh 6-2, Boggs 1-2, Petricka 0-0, Snodgress 1-2, Veal 2-1, Winiarski 1-0.
Batters faced: Baker, S 12, Rodney 5, Elias 14, Wilhelmsen 4, Miner 3, Danks, Jh 13, Boggs 6, Petricka 3, Snodgress 11, Veal 3, Winiarski 5.
Umpires: HP: Chris Segal. 1B: Adrian Johnson. 2B: Mike Muchlinski. 3B: Adam Hamari.
Weather: 77 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, L to R.
T: 2:42.
Att: 2,994.
Venue: Camelback Ranch.
March 6, 2014

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