Recap: Dodgers 7, Mariners 4

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(ISN) – GLENDALE, Ariz. – Shortstop Chris Taylor went 2-for-2 with a triple, 2-run home run and 3 RBI but the Mariners dropped their first Cactus League game of the spring in a 7-4 setback vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday afternoon at Camelback Ranch.

Trailing 2-0, Taylor got the Mariners on the board with a triple to center field in the top of the 3rd inning to score Willie Bloomquist. Catcher Jesus Sucre followed with a sacrifice fly to tie the game.

Taylor struck again in the 5th inning crushing a home run deep over the left field fence to give the Mariners a 4-2 lead.

The Dodgers pulled ahead three unearned runs in the bottom of the 6th inning and added an insurance run on a solo home run by O’Koyea Dickson.

Mariners starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez allowed 4 hits and 2 runs (both unearned) in 2.0 innings of work. Relief pitcher Mike Kickham was saddled with the loss allowing 3 runs (all unearned). Left-hander Tyler Olson struck out a pair in 2.0 perfect innings of relief.

                                                                                                                     

The Mariners (2-1) continue to Cactus League play tomorrow (Saturday, March 7) with a pair of games in split-squad action. The Mariners will host the Diamondbacks at Peoria Stadium (12:05 pm PT/1:05 pm AZ) and will play a road game vs. the White Sox at Camelback Ranch (12:05 pm PT/1:05 pm AZ). The game vs. the D-backs  will be broadcast on 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network. Starting pitchers for the Mariners are scheduled to be RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (vs. Arizona) and RHP Jordan Pries (at White Sox).

LINESCORE            1 2 3      4 5 6    7 8 9            R      H     E      

MARINERS              0 0 2      0 2 0    0 0 0    –       4       7     3

DODGERS                0 2 0      0 1 3    1 0 x    –       7       9     0

W – C. Anderson (1-0); L – Kickham (0-1); SV – Baez (1)      

SEA – Ramirez, Olson (3), Snow (5), Kickham (6), Vargas (6), Lowe (8) and Sucre, Hicks (5), Baron (8)

LAD – Huff, McGowan (3), Aardsma (4), Howell (5), C. Anderson (6), Rodriguez (8), Baez (9) and Barnes, Zarraga (5)

Home Runs – SEA: None; LAD: Dixon (2)

Attendance – 6,956           Time – 2:28

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