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March 13, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Cactus League Game # 18 — Mariners at Diamondbacks

Here’s your lineup and available players for the 1:10 p.m. game against Arizona:

SEATTLE MARINERS
2014 Spring Training — Travel Roster
Thursday, March 13 at Arizona Diamondbacks (Salt River Fields, 1:10 p.m.)
Starting Lineup: 9 Endy Chavez (L) CF
8 Willie Bloomquist 3B
22 Robinson Cano (L) 2B

17 Justin Smoak (S) DH
20 Logan Morrison (L) 1B
6 Nick Franklin (S) SS
13 Dustin Ackley (L) LF
55 Michael Saunders (L) RF
3 Mike Zunino C
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49 Blake Beavan RHP
Pitchers:
31 Yoervis Medina………………………. RHP
45 Hector Noesi………………………….. RHP
57 Chance Ruffin* ………………………. RHP
71 Dominic Leone……………………….. RHP
77 James Gillheeney*……………………LHP
83 Zach Miner…………………………….. RHP
Infielders:
63 Jesus Montero………………………….. 1B
69 Ty Kelly* (S)…………………………….. INF
74 Chris Taylor …………………………….. INF
78 Ketel Marte* (S) ……………………….. INF
81 Patrick Kivlehan* ……………………… INF
84 Jack Reinheimer* …………………….. INF
Outfielders:
7 Stefen Romero ………………………….OF
16 Cole Gillespie ……………………………OF
39 Xavier Avery (L)…………………………OF
99 James Jones (L) ………………………..OF
Catchers:
35 Humberto Quintero……………………… C
76 Mike Dowd…………………………………. C
* = from Minor League camp

And here are the official game notes.

FIRST INNING

The Mariners took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on a walk by Endy Chavez, who then stole second, advanced to third on an error on the throw and then scored on a ground out by Cano. Justin Smoak then doubled to the opposite field, but was left there when Logan Morrison struck out looking.

Blake Beaven gave up a bloop single to Paul Goldschmidt with two outs, but otherwise was unscathed. That included a swinging strikeout of Hill on a breaking pitch. 1-0 Mariners

SECOND INNING

M’s broke it open in the top of the second with three runs on four hits to take a 4-0 lead. The key was a perfect hit-and-run single by Ackley through the hole at shortstop after Franklin had walked. Franklin advanced to third on the play, which came with no outs. Saunders and Cano — who is now 13-21 — followed with RBI singles that sandwiched an RBI groundout by Chavez. Beaven gave up a one-out double to Pollock, but otherwise was again unscathed, getting one strikeout. 4-0 Mariners.

THIRD INNING

No scoring in the third, as Beaven had another good inning, striking out two, giving him four for the game. A double play hit into by Franklin killed Seattle’s top of the third. 4-0 Mariners.

FOURTH INNING

Nothing for the Mariners other than a one-0ut single by Zunino. A leadoff double by Chavez led to an Arizona run, he scored on a groundout by Pollock, off of Beaven, who is likely now done. 4-1 Mariners.

FIFTH INNING

Logan Morrison hit his first HR in a Mariners uniform in the top of the inning for Seattle’s only run, and he seemed pretty happy about it, giving a pretty enthusiastic armward thrust as he crossed homeplate.

And I was wrong about Beaven, who came back to start the bottom of the inning and left with two outs and a runner on first via a single. Noesi took over and got the final out via a fly to right. 5-1 Mariners.

SIXTH INNING

Mariners with another run on an error, a walk and then an Endy Chavez single that drove in Ackley.And as for Beaven, he ended up going 4.2 innings, longest for any Seattle starter so far, giving up four hits and a run while striking out four. He has a spring earned run average of 2.13 as he stays in the running for a spot somewhere.

Noesi with a nice frame as he retired Goldschmidt, Chavez and Trumbo in order. 6-1 Mariners.

SEVENTH INNING

Cano a leadoff single to improve to 14-23 for the spring — news flash, the new guy can hit!! But he was erased on an inning-ending double play by Morrison that followed a Smoak fly out.

Noesi with a scoreless bottom of the seventh. So it remains. … Mariners 6-1

EIGHTH INNING

Xavier Avery sure gets down the line fast. But he couldn’t outrun a groundout as the Mariners got nothing in the eighth. Noesi out after going 2.1 innings and allowing only a hit and a walk while striking out two. Medina came on to pitch a scoreless bottom of the eighth as clouds began to encroach uncomfortably close for those of us hoping for a little darn sunshine. Still…Mariners 6-1.

NINTH INNING

The Mariners win! Thhhhheeeeee Mariners win! Seattle allowed two runs in the ninth but held on for a 6-3 as the sun began to come back out. More later.

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