TEMPE, Ariz. – The Seattle Mariners scored seven late-inning runs and benefited from an overturned call by use of the new instant replay rule in a 10-6 win over the Los Angeles Angels Tuesday afternoon in Cactus League play.
The Mariners improved to 11-4-1, becoming the first team in spring training play to record 11 wins.
The Mariners scored first with a single tally in the top of the 2nd inning. Dustin Ackley reached on a two-out double to left field, and scored on a single by Stefen Romero and overthrow.
The Angels scored three unearned runs in the top of the 2nd inning to take the lead. Mike Trout and Albert Pujols recorded back-to-back run-scoring doubles. LAA built their lead to 5-1 with two more runs in the 3rd inning.
Seattle started its comeback in the 6th inning with a pair of runs, including a run-scoring single by Nick Franklin.
The Mariners took the lead with three runs in the top of the 8th inning, which featured the first instant replay review for Seattle this spring. With one out, Jabari Blash grounded into what appeared to be a fielder’s choice, but the umpires overturned the call at second base saying Angels second baseman Andrew Romine did not control the ball to record an out. Xavier Avery followed with a bases loaded walk to tie the game and Mike Dowd was hit by a pitch to drive in the go-ahead run.
Relief pitcher Roenis Elias (2-0) earned the win with 3.0 hitless innings. The left-hander walked three batters and recorded one strikeout. Starting pitcher Scott Baker did not factor into the decision allowing 5 hits and 5 runs (2 ER) in 3.0 innings.
Minor leaguer Jack Reinheimer went 2-for-3 with 3 runs scored as the only Mariners player to record a multi-hit game. Robinson Cano went 1-for-2 with a walk and is batting .588 (10x17) in 7 Cactus League games.
The Mariners (11-4-1) return to Cactus League tomorrow with a night game vs. the Chicago Cubs at Peoria Stadium (7:05 pm). The game will be televised by ROOT SPORTS with Dave Sims and Mike Blowers calling the action.
LINESCORE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
MARINERS 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 4 - 10 11 2
ANGELS 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 - 6 8 4
WP – Elias (2-0) LP: Maronde (0-1) SV: None
SEA – Baker, Pagan (4), Elias (5), Arias (8), Farquhar (9) and Quintero, Dowd (8)
LAA – Wilson, Jepsen (6), Salas (7), Maronde (8), Herrera (8), Rapada (9), Berg (9) and Conger, Martinez (8)
Home Runs – SEA: None; LAA: None
Attendance – 6,280 Time – 3:26