Recap: Rockies 9, Mariners 3

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(ISN) – SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Felix Hernandez worked two scoreless innings in his 2015 Spring Training debut, and Dustin Ackleywas 3-for-3 with a RBI but the Rockies batted around in the 5th inning to boost them to a 9-3 win over the visiting Seattle Mariners Tuesday afternoon in Cactus League play at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.

Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez faced just six batters in his 2.0 innings of work, allowing 1 walk and inducing 1 double play. He needed just 18 pitches to collect the six outs.

Seattle led 2-0 heading into the bottom on the fourth inning, as Dustin Ackley notched a 2-out RBI single in the third inning, and Chris Tylor had an RBI groundout in the fourth inning.

Roenis Elias was touched for a pair of runs in the bottom on of the fourth, and Dominic Leone (0-1) absorbed most of the damage as the Rockies, aided by a pair of Mariners errors, sent 11 men to the plate and scored seven runs in the fifth inning.

The Mariners (4-4) and Rockies face off again in Cactus League play tomorrow (Wednesday, March 10) at Peoria Stadium. Right-hander Erasmo Ramirez is scheduled to start for Seattle against Rockies right-hander Christian Bergman.

                                                                                                                  

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

MARINERS                    0 0 1       1 0 0     0 0 1     –       3     11      2

ROCKIES                        0 0 0       2 7 0     0 0 x     –       9     11      2

W – Hawkins (1-0); L – Leone (0-1); SV – None                   

 SEA – Hernandez, Elias (3), Leone (5), Kickham (5), Farquhar (7), Perez (8) and Sucre, Baker (6).

COL – Kendrick, Jurrjens (3), Hawkins (5), Axford (6), Boshers (7), Miller (8), Betancourt (9) and McKenry, Murphy (6)

Home Runs – SEA: None; COL: Rosario, 2 (2)

Attendance – 7,713         Time – 2:45

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