Recap: Mariners 4, Indians 3

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(ISN) – PEORIA, Ariz. –D.J. Peterson hit a walk-off sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 9th inning to score Ketel Marte sending the Seattle Mariners to a 4-3 win over the Cleveland Indians Monday afternoon in Cactus League play at Peoria Stadium. Marte led off the inning with a triple to the right field gap.

Starting pitcher Taijuan Walker recorded 4 strikeouts in 3.0 scoreless innings and Brad Miller hit a pair of home runs to highlight the victory improving the Mariners to 4-3 in spring training play.

Walker allowed a leadoff single in the first inning, but induced an inning-ending double play, and faced the minimum 9 batters in his second start of the spring. He threw 33 pitches (25 strikes) while recording a no-decision. LHP Tyler Olson (1.0 IP, 3 K’s), LHP David Rollins (1.0 IP, K), RHP Richard Vargas (1.1 IP, K) and RHP Mark Lowe (1.0 IP, 3 K) contributed scoreless relief outings.

Miller hit solo home runs in the third and fifth innings, both onto the right-center field berm. Mike Zunino also hit a solo home run in the 5th inning. Second baseman Chris Taylor went 2-for-2 with a double.

Yan Gomes hit a 2-run triple in the 6th inning and Brandon Moss hit a game-tying home run in the 7th inning to lead the Indians at the plate.

                                                                                                                  

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

INDIANS                   0 0 0      0 0 2    1 0 0    –      3       6     0

MARINERS              0 0 1      0 2 0    0 0 1    –      4       6     0

W – Lowe (1-0); L – Maronde (0-1); SV – None                   

 CLE – Carrasco, Chen (4), Rzepczynski (7), Downs (8), Maronde (9) and Gomes, Moore (6)

SEA – Walker, Olson (4), Rollins (5), Smith (6), Luetge (7), Vargas (7), Lowe (9) and Zunino, Baron (6)

Home Runs – SEA: Miller 2 (1,2), Zunino (1); CLE: Moss (1)

Attendance – 6,589         Time – 2:21

The Mariners (4-3) continue to Cactus League play tomorrow (Tuesday, March 10) vs. the Colorado Rockies at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Right-hander Felix Hernandez is scheduled to make his 2015 Cactus League debut against Rockies right-hander Kyle Kendrick.

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