Seattle Mariners Break Even in Split Squad Games

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Mar 4, 2015; Peoria, AZ, USA; The Seattle Mariners look on during the national anthem before facing the San Diego Padres in a spring training baseball game at Peoria Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Mariners took on the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Chicago White Sox on Saturday afternoon in Arizona, and they ended up breaking even. Today was the first set of the split squad games this spring for the Mariners. The M’s hosted the D-backs in Peoria, but came up just short, losing 4-3. The Mariners made the short trip south to Glendale and beat the Chicago White Sox by a final score of 11-7. The Mariners raised their record to 3-2 in Cactus League action.

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Veteran southpaw Dan Runzler picked up the win for the Diamondbacks. Jeremy Accardo picked up his first save of the spring for the D-backs after a perfect 9th inning. Justin Germano was saddled with his first loss of the spring after blowing a 9th inning lead for the Mariners.

Non-roster invitee Jordan Pries earned his first victory of the spring for the Mariners this afternoon against the White Sox. Although it was not a save opportunity, Carson Smith did a nice job shutting the door in the 9th. The M’s roughed up White Sox starter Zach Putnam today. Putnam lasted just 0.2 innings and surrendered 4 runs on 3 hits. Putnam fell to 0-1 on the spring.

The Mariners were just three outs away from going 2-0 on the day, but a late rally from the Arizona Diamondbacks squashed the M’s bid for a perfect day. Still, the Mariners managed to dominate against the Chicago White Sox in Glendale, at one point leading the Pale Hos by a score of 11-1.

Click through to the next slide to find out which Mariners caught my eye from today’s games.

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