Chris Jakubauskas made the most of a spot start, throwing three hitless innings against Kansas City, and the Seattle Mariners inched out to a 2-0 lead.
Then they changed pitchers.
Left-hander Justin Thomas gave up three consecuive singles - two to left-handed hitters - then a three-run home run to right-hander Billy Butler.
Mitch Maier homere to right field later in the inning. Ouch.
Kansas City leads afer four innings, 6-2.
The Mariners have cost themselves a few runs, the most blatant when Ronny Cedeno broke too early from second base in the fourth inning with only one out, and was tagged in a run down.
Still, most disappointing search this spring may be trying to find a left-handed pitcher who can get a left-handed hitter. The Mariners haven't yet seen that fellow.