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Chris Taylor, Mariners Rally To Beat Cincinnati


Feb 20, 2014; Peoria, AZ, USA; Seattle Mariners infielder

Chris Taylor

(74) poses for a picture during photo day at Peoria Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

It was looking as if the road Mariners were going to drop consecutive games. But Chris Taylor had other ideas.

Trailing 5-2 in the top of the 7th, Taylor his a go-ahead grand slam and the Mariners were able to hold on to defeat the Reds 6-5 in Goodyear, Ariz. Monday.

In split-squad action for Seattle, the team that played the Reds was mostly second-stringers taking on the Reds starting unit.

The Reds jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the third thanks in part to three fielding errors, one by Logan Morrison, the others by Nate Tenbrink on the same play. All three errors came with two outs in the inning and allowed a total of three unearned runs to score.

But the Mariners came back.

A Mike Zunino RBI-double in the 4th, a solo homer by Brad Miller in the 6th and then the bomb by Taylor to take the lead in the 7th.

Only two earned runs were given up in the game by Seattle pitching. One by Erasmo Ramirez, the other by Charlie Furbush. Yoervis Medina and Nick Hill pitched a perfect 8th and 9th innings. Hill striking out the side on nine pitches.


Seattle Batting

Chavez, En, CF3000000.143
  Jones, J, CF2110000.300
Miller, B, SS2111110.143
  Taylor, C, SS2114000.143
Morrison, 1B3010021.625
   1- Choi, J, PR-1B2010000.429
Montero, J, DH3000012.111
   a- Gillespie, PH-DH1000001.500
Saunders, M, RF2010100.250
   2- Reynolds, B, PR-LF00001001.000
Romero, S, LF-RF4000015.000
Tenbrink, 3B3120010.455
   3- Morla, PR-3B1100000.000
Zunino, C2011010.400
  Sucre, C2000011.500
Triunfel, 2B2000011.167
   4- Noriega, PR-2B1100000.400

a-Flied out for Montero, J in the 7th.
1-Ran for Morrison in the 6th. 2-Ran for Saunders, M in the 6th. 3-Ran for Tenbrink in the 7th. 4-Ran for Triunfel in the 7th.

2B: Zunino (1, Chapman), Choi, J (1, Rogers, Ch).
HR: Miller, B (1, 6th inning off Rogers, Ch, 0 on, 1 out), Taylor, C (1, 7th inning off Rogers, Ch, 3 on, 1 out).
TB: Jones, J; Zunino 2; Choi, J 2; Taylor, C 4; Tenbrink 2; Saunders, M; Morrison; Miller, B 4.
RBI: Zunino (2), Miller, B (2), Taylor, C 4 (4).
2-out RBI: Zunino.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Montero, J; Triunfel; Romero, S 2.
GIDP: Romero, S.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 6.

SB: Miller, B (1, 2nd base off Simon/Pena, B), Tenbrink (1, 2nd base off Chapman/Pena, B).

E: Morrison (1, fielding), Tenbrink 2 (2, fielding, throw), Sucre (1, throw), Morla (1, throw).
DP: 2 (Taylor, C-Triunfel-Choi, J, Choi, J-Taylor, C-Medina).

Cincinnati Batting

Hamilton, B, CF2210100.333
  Smith, B, CF2000010.000
Schumaker, LF2121000.556
  Rodriguez, Y, LF1000010.125
Votto, 1B2111001.200
  Soto, N, 1B2020000.583
Phillips, 2B3100003.100
  Lutz, D, RF1000011.375
Heisey, RF3000001.273
  Diaz, A, 2B1000000.143
Pena, B, C2000001.250
  Perez, R, C2010001.143
Cozart, SS2010010.556
  Navarro, R, SS2000001.250
Ramirez, M, DH2000011.167
   a- Miller, C, PH-DH1000110.000
Santiago, R, 3B4000023.111

a-Walked for Ramirez, M in the 6th.

2B: Schumaker (1, Ramirez, Er), Soto, N 2 (4, Furbush, Kensing), Perez, R (1, Kensing).
TB: Perez, R 2; Hamilton, B; Votto; Cozart; Schumaker 3; Soto, N 4.
RBI: Votto (2), Schumaker (3).
2-out RBI: Votto.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Phillips; Pena, B; Heisey; Lutz, D.
SF: Schumaker.
GIDP: Santiago, R, Perez, R.
Team RISP: 1-for-11.
Team LOB: 5.

SB: Hamilton, B (2, 2nd base off Furbush/Sucre).
CS: Cozart (1, 2nd base by Ruffin/Zunino).

DP: (Cozart-Phillips-Soto, N).

Seattle Pitching

Ramirez, Er2.24310201.93
Kensing (W, 1-0)2.02001200.00
Medina (H, 2)1.00000000.00
Hill (S, 1)1.00000300.00

Cincinnati Pitching

Rogers, Ch (BS, 1)(L, 0-1)1.165511213.50

  WP: Ramirez, Er.
HBP: Triunfel (by Rogers, Ch).
Groundouts-flyouts: Ramirez, Er 5-1, Ruffin 2-1, Furbush 0-2, Kensing 2-0, Medina 3-0, Hill 0-0, Simon 2-1, Chapman 2-0, Rogers, Ch 2-1, Guillon 2-2, Hayes 2-0.
Batters faced: Ramirez, Er 12, Ruffin 6, Furbush 5, Kensing 8, Medina 3, Hill 3, Simon 10, Chapman 8, Rogers, Ch 12, Guillon 6, Hayes 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Ruffin 2-2, Guillon 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Alan Porter. 1B: Mike Muchlinski. 3B: Pat Hoberg.
Weather: 68 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 4 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:48.
Att: 2,252.
Venue: Goodyear Ballpark.
March 3, 2014

Seattle Batting

Cincinnati Batting

Seattle Pitching

Cincinnati Pitching