Diamondbacks’ Castillo homers, drives in 5 to down Mariners
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Welington Castillo homered and drove in five runs, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks over Seattle Mariners 10-8 Monday.
Castillo did all his damage in the game's first four innings, getting three hits.
Dae-Ho Lee, a slugging first baseman who starred in Korea and Japan before signing with the Mariners, hit his first home run of the spring. Kyle Seager also connected for Seattle.
Phil Gosselin, who played second base as the Diamondbacks tinker with their middle infield combinations early in spring, had three hits and scored twice. Shortstop Nick Ahmed had two hits and drove in three runs.
David Peralta beat the defensive shift twice with singles through the hole at third base and scored twice.
Neither team's starting ptchers were effective. Seattle's James Paxton gave up four runs on seven hits in three innings. Arizona's Rubby De La Rosa was chased after facing one batter in the bottom of the third after allowing three runs on four hits and two walks.