The Seattle Mariners split squad tied the Arizona Diamondback's 3-3 in Cactus League play last night. Seattle's James Paxton threw three scoreless innings, running his streak to seven to open the spring, before allowing a run in his fourth and final inning.

The 25-year-old Mariners right-hander gave up a run and five hits, striking out two and walking one.

Meanwhile Robinson Cano returned from a four-game absence after a root canal procedure and went 3 for 3 as a split squad of Seattle Mariners lost to the Kansas City Royals 8-2 Monday.

Cano missed four games following the dental work. He singled twice off James Shields, already picked to start on opening day. The Royals ace later picked off Cano at third base.

The new Mariners second baseman also started a double play to end the first.