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April 12, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Thursday’s Mariner minor-league report, plus Mike Cameron chat at noon

I know the Mariners’ game will be on, but if you can tear yourself away, please check out today’s live chat with Mike Cameron, the popular ex-Mariner, beginning at noon on seattletimes.com. You can launch it from the link below. Cameron is in town to throw out the first pitch at Friday’s home opener at Safeco Field.

Here is today’s Mariners’ minor-league report.Quite an offensive uprising for the Rainiers, who banged out 22 hits in a 15-5 win over Colorado Springs. And no, the game was not played in Colorado Springs — it was in Tacoma. The Rainiers raised their team average from .233 to .280 in one night, as ace broadcaster Mike Curto (and fellow Golden Bear) tweeted (@curtoworld). Trayvon Robinson, Luis Jimenez, Adam Moore, Chih-Hsien Chiang and Scott Savastano each had three hits, while Johan Limonta and Guillermo Quiroz each had a homer and four RBIs.

As mentioned yesterday, James Paxton’s second start for Jackson wasn’t quite up to the standards of his first one, but it wasn’t bad. With his pitch count at 88, Paxton was lifted after 4 2/3 innings, in which he gave up one run on four hits, striking out seven and walking one. He has struck out 17 and walked just one in 10 1/3 innings, allowing just one run for a 0.87 ERA. The Generals, touted by Baseball America as the most talent-laden team in the minor leagues, are off to a 6-1 start, best in franchise history.

At High Desert, infielder Stefen Romero — who caught some eyes during spring training — is off to a .464 start, with three games of three or more hits out of six.

Remember Jose Campos, the pitcher sent to the Yankees with Miguel Pineda in the Jesus Montero trade? He’s tearing it up at Single-A.

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