BY SPNW Staff 10:29PM 03/08/2014

Mariners get 26 runs in split-squad triumphs

Yes, it’s spring training. Yes, it’s the Mariners. Still . . . they scored 26 runs Saturday. As a split squad.

At night in Glendale, disgraced Jesus Montero homered twice and drove in three runs as the Mariners beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-5. During the day in Scottsdale, Brad Miller and Michael Saunders each hit two-run home runs in the first inning and starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez had four scoreless innings in an 18-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants.

Against the Giants, Stefen Romero doubled, homered, drove in two runs and threw out Dee Gordon at the plate to end the fifth inning. Justin Smoak hit a two-run homer.

Against the Giants, starter Blake Beavan allowed three runs, one earned, in three innings for the win.

The Mariners, 9-3 in Cactus League play, have Felix Hernandez going Sunday against the Texas Rangers at Peoria.


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