Down 1-0 after three innings, trailing the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 late, the Seattle Mariners rolled out five ninth inning runs to win for the ninth time in 13 games this spring, 7-4.
A pair of doubles by center fielder Michael Saunders, a two-run single in the ninth for rookie Alex Liddi and the Mariners broke open a tie game to push their Cactus League record to 9-3-1
Hector Noesi went three innings and allowed one run, and picked a man off first base for the first time in his career. Who was more surprised, Noesi or Norichika Aoki?
"Me," Noesi said.
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Afterward, manager Eric Wedge praised Saunders, Liddi and Noesi, each of whom has had a good spring. Saunders began the day batting .389, then went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, two RBI and two runs scored.