This was your typical spring training affair and it ended with the Mariners on top. The Mariners were pretty much dominated all day by the Angels, but then the substitutes and minor leaguers came in and things quickly changed. A four-run eighth inning by Seattle, combined with a run-scoring hit in the ninth by Julio Morban gave the Mariners a 9-8 comeback win.
Francisco Martinez lined a one-out triple into the right field corner, then scored the winning run when Morban drove a pitch over the right fielder’s head.
“It’s good to see the young kids up there ready to hit,” Mariners manager Eric Wedge said. “I think Morban is a good example right there. You’ve got the winning run up there, he’s up there ready to hit, gets a pitch to hit and he did what he was supposed to do with it.”
Martinez and Morban finished with two hits apiece.
Mariners score five late runs for 9-8 comeback win over Angels
Seattle Times | Feb 26