BY SPNW Staff 04:07PM 03/04/2013

Mariners Continue To Bang, Rout Rockies 16-6

Kyle Seager belted a three-run homer and Casper Wells knocked in five runs as the Mariners clobbered the Colorado Rockies 16-6 at the Peoria Sports Complex Monday. Seattle ran its winning streak to 10 in a row, the club’s longest in Cactus League play.

Raul Ibanez also homered, a solo shot, as the Mariners increased their home run total to a majors-leading 24 in 11 games.

The Mariners (10-1) scored six runs in the fourth inning and five more in the seventh in support of Jon Garland, who threw two scoreless frames while Colorado’s starter, Juan Nicasio, allowed three earned runs over three innings.

Seattle took the lead in the first when Wells drove home Seager. Ibanez extended the Mariners’ lead two frames later when he drove a ball into the berm in right field. Seager delivered his three-run shot in the fifth.

The Mariners get their first off-day of the spring Tuesday while remaining in Peoria Wednesday to host the Milwaukee Brewers at 12:05 p.m. PT. Scheduled to pitch against Milwaukee are Blake Beavan, Erasmo Ramirez, Josh Kinney and Charlie Furbush.

Fighting to earn a spot in the bullpen, Kameron Loe, who has yet to give up an earned run in four spring innings, will also take the mound.

NOTES: Scheduled to make his third appearance of the spring Monday, 23-year-old prospect Danny Hultzen was scratched from his outing due to a right hip flexor strain. The Mariners do not have a timetable for Hultzen’s return, but do not consider the injury to be serious. The injury occurred Saturday during conditioning drills.


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