M’s Split Squads Fall to Diamondbacks and Rockies
Greinke has 1st rough inning of spring, Diamondbacks win
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Zack Greinke had his first rough inning of the spring Monday in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 8-3 victory over a Seattle Mariners split squad.
Greinke gave up a home run to Kyle Seager and triples to Luis Sardinas and Seth Smith in a three-run third. The right-hander, signed by the Diamondbacks to a six-year, $206.5 million free agent contract, went 3 2-3 innings. He allowed three runs on six hits, struck out two and hit a batter.
Greinke had pitched seven scoreless innings this spring before his third-inning troubles.
Seattle starter Taijuan Walker gave up four runs on seven hits in 3 1-3 innings. He struck out three with no walks.
Hernandez gives up 3 runs in spring debut; Rockies win 6-4
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Felix Hernandez allowed three runs on six hits in 2 1/3 innings Monday in his spring training debut, but the Seattle Mariners' split squad fell to the Colorado Rockies 6-4.
Hernandez was scheduled throw up to three innings, but lifted after Ryan Raburn's two-run single in the top of the third with 50 pitches. The Mariners' ace and six-time All-Star struck out five and walked one.
Raburn, who signed a minor-league contract earlier this month, went 3-for-3 and had 4 RBI. Trevor Story, who is closing in on the Rockies' starting shortstop job, hit a solo home run, tripled, walked and had 3 RBI.
Tyler Chatwood pitched three hitless innings for the Rockies. New Mariners first baseman Adam Lind hit his first home run of the spring and Franklin Gutierrez hit his third, both coming back-to-back in the sixth inning.