The Seattle Mariners Spring Training recap from Friday (March 1) includes another Jason Bay home run and a Mariners win over the Texas Rangers. It was another impressive day for the offense, with four Mariners notching a home run in the victory. In addition to Bay's blast, Carlos Peguero hit his third home run, Michael Saunders hit his second home run, and Michael Morse hit his first Spring Training homer.
The four home runs helped the Mariners win 8-6 and improve to 7-1 in Spring Training 2013. Dustin Ackley, Kendrys Morales, Bay, Morse, and Peguero also had two hits each as the team posted 13 total hits for the day. The continued success of Bay and Peguero is definitely going to lead to some tough decisions for the front office when Spring Training does wrap up.
In his first start of the spring, James Paxton gave up three runs on two hits and two walks. He struggled a bit against the Rangers, but that's something many pitchers have had in common. Brandon Maurer came in to pitch two shutout innings of his own, but he also allowed four base runners before picking up the win. It certainly wasn't a great day for the pitching staff, but it was a good challenge to go up against another American League West team.
The next game on the Seattle Mariners Spring Training schedule is against the LA Dodgers on Saturday (March 2). Hisashi Iwakuma will make his second start of the spring after allowing no base runners in his first spring appearance. Pitching for the Dodgers is Chris Capuano, who ended up giving up four runs in his first two innings of spring work.
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