PEORIA, Ariz. – The Seattle Mariners rallied for a run in the bottom of the ninth to earn a 1-1 tie against the Colorado Rockies before 8,529 fans on Friday night at Peoria Stadium.
Down one run with two outs in the ninth, Ketel Marte laced a triple into the right field corner, his third base hit of the game. The next batter, Daniel Robertson, grounded back to the pitcher, but the throw to first base was wide, allowing Marte to score and Robertson to race to second base. The game ended on a fly ball to the Rockies left fielder.
The Rockies scored the first run of the game in the top of the second on back-to-back doubles from Ben Paulsen and Correlle Prime, taking a 1-0 lead.
In his final tune-up start of Spring Training, Wade Miley scattered 3 hits over 3.0 innings pitched while allowing 1 run. Miley struck out 3 and did not walk a batter. Joaquin Benoit tossed a 1-2-3 top of the fourth, his 5th scoreless outing of the spring in 6 appearances. Donn Roach followed Benoit with 3.0 scoreless innings, while striking out 4. Vidal Nuño and Joel Peralta also each tossed 1.0 scoreless inning in relief.
Marte went 3-for-4 with 1 run scored and 1 triple to extend his hitting streak to 9 games. Marte is batting .519 (14×27) with 11 runs, 4 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run and 5 RBI during the streak.
The Mariners (15-14-3) will conclude their 40th spring training with the 33rd game of the Cactus League season tomorrow (Saturday, April 2) at 12:10 pm against the Colorado Rockies at Salt River Field at Talking Stick. Right-hander Nathan Karns is scheduled to face Rockies right-hander Jordan Lyles. The game will be broadcast in the Seattle area on 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network, and televised on ROOT SPORTS. Seattle will open the 2016 season April 4 at Globe Life Park against the Texas Rangers.
ROCKIES 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 1 6 2
MARINERS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 – 1 8 0
W – None; L – None; SV – None
COL – Bergman, Flande (4), Broyles (8), House (9) and Williams, Nunez (8)
SEA – Miley, Benoit (4), Roach (5), Nuno (8), Peralta (9) and Iannetta, Clevenger (8)
Home Runs – COL: None; SEA: None
Attendance – 8,529 Time – 2:15