REDS (SS) 10, MARINERS 9 (AT PEORIA STADIUM)
The facts: The Mariners overcame an eight-run deficit by scoring three times in the fifth inning and five times in the sixth before the Reds battered lefty reliever Nick Hill for two runs in the eighth inning.
Play of the game: Argenis Diaz broke an 8-8 tie with a two-run triple to deep center in the eighth. The Mariners, 7-3, got one run back later in the inning and got the tying run to third base in the ninth.
Plus: Most of the positives came after the starters exited. Jesus Montero went two for two with two doubles. D.J. Peterson had a homer and a single in three at-bats. Cole Gillespie had a double and a single in his two at-bats and is now seven for 14..
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Minus: Randy Wolf paid dearly for two-out walks in the first two innings by giving up a homer in the first to Chris Heisey and an RBI triple in the second to Kristopher Negron…Reliever Ramon Ramirez gave up two one-out walks in the fourth that turned into runs.
Quotable: “You can go around to the clubhouses and check scars on guys’ elbows, and they’re still pitching because of that (surgery)…I really think (doctors) deserve a place in the Hall of Fame (to) get the recognition they deserve.” — Wolf on the legacy of Dr. Frank Jobe, who pioneered Tommy John surgery. Jobe died Thursday; Wolf is attempting a comeback after undergoing the procedure for a second time.
Extra innings: Second baseman Robinson Cano missed his second straight game while recovering from a root canal…Corey Hart drew his first start in right field but had only one defensive chance — a routine fly ball to end the fifth inning…Logan Morrison is slotted for his second start at first base Saturday against the Giants.
Up next: The Mariners play the first of two split-squad, day/night doubleheaders in three days Saturday — and both are on the road. Erasmo Ramirez will start against the Giants at 12:05 p.m. Pacific time in Scottsdale, and Bale Beavan will start against the Dodgers at 6:05 p.m. Pacific time in Glendale.