Iannetta Homers, Drives in Three Runs in Mariners’ 7-0 win
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Chris Iannetta hit a two-run home run in his spring training debut for the Seattle Mariners, who opened their exhibition schedule with a 7-0 win Wednesday over the San Diego Padres.
Seattle's Scott Servais and San Diego's Andy Green made their managerial debuts.
Iannetta, the projected opening day catcher, homered in the second inning with Seth Smith on base. He added a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning for his third RBI of the day. He hit .188 with 10 home runs as a part-time starter with the Los Angeles Angels last season.
Franklin Gutierrez also homered for the Mariners, a solo shot in the fourth.
Stefen Romero, who has played 85 games in the majors during the past two seasons, added a homer. Seven Mariners pitchers, including starter James Paxton who threw for two innings, allowed only four hits.
Padres' leadoff batter Melvin Upton Jr. was the only starter to get a hit.