Mariners Split Squads Win Two Cactus League Games
The Seattle Mariners won two split-squad games in Cactus League play Monday in Arizona. Robinson Cano had two hits and an RBI and Dustin Ackley's had a three-run double among his two hits, as the Mariners beat the Colorado Rockies 8-1.
Cano, who signed a $240 million, 10-year contract, with Seattle this winter, had an infield single as one of his hits.
In four games, Ackley is hitting .600 with a home run, three doubles and six RBIs.
Ackley gave his a team a 6-1 lead in the fifth inning when he ripped a bases-loaded double off Rob Scahill over the head of center fielder Brandon Barnes.
Seattle starter Blake Beavan allowed a run and four hits in three innings.
Colorado starter Brett Anderson threw two scoreless innings, allowing four hits and a walk, while fanning two.
In the other game the Mariners rallied for a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
Brad Miller hit a solo homer for Seattle and Chris Taylor had a grand slam off minor leaguer Chad Rogers.