Mariners Insider Blog

There will be no undefeated Cactus League ...

The Seattle Mariners lost their first Cactus League game, stopped on four hits by the Angels, who won, 4-2.

It wasn't that close - the Mariners hit only one ball hard until the ninth inning, and then they hit a couple of shots that were caught.

High points? Chris Shelton hit his third home run in his ninth at-bat. Mike Carp came up as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning and tripled.

Other than that, it was a spring game laden with second-stringers on both sides, and the Angels got just enough offense to win.

The loss went to Shawn Kelley, who went 1 1/3 innings, lost a 1-0o lead and left trailing, 2-1.