Indians rough up Beavan, top Mariners 10-5

PEORIA, Ariz. — Starting pitchers Scott Kazmir and Blake Beavan both hoped for good outings, with each competing for a spot in their rotations.

Kazmir gave up 13 hits and five runs over five innings for the Cleveland Indians in a 10-5 win against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday.

Beavan was tagged for nine runs and 16 hits in 5 1-3 innings.

Kazmir, trying a comeback on a minor league deal, had not allowed a run in three previous spring outings. He struggled in the first, giving up two runs on four hits before getting an out.

The two-time All-Star escaped jams in his next three innings but couldn’t finish the fifth without damage.

“An outing could make the difference,” Kazmir said. “I knew what to expect. I knew about it (the competition) coming in, so it’s nothing different from now. Just continue to progress and get better.”

“This outing right here, I wish the scoreboard looked a little better. But at the same time, this is spring training. I’ve done this before,” he said.

A meeting between manager Terry Francona and Indians general manager Chris Antonetti on Sunday could decide whether Kazmir wins the job, or it goes to right-hander Carlos Carrasco.

Beavan is among four pitchers competing for two spots in Seattle’s rotation.

“I was just having trouble getting the ball down. Whether it was a good or bad pitch, when I got ahead I just couldn’t put them away, and that’s usually not a problem,” Beavan said. “It’s just one of those you want to look past and good thing you got it over with in spring training. That was a fiesta today. I couldn’t believe it myself.”

Jason Giambi and Cord Phelps homered for Cleveland. Raul Ibanez homered and drove in three runs for the Mariners.

Mariners catcher Jesus Montero left in the second inning after being hit with a bat on a follow-through swing by Lindor. Montero had a bump on the right side of his forehead but no concussion.

Montero was able to stand up after a couple of minutes but was taken off the field on a cart.

Manager Eric Wedge said Montero should be OK.

“We’ll see how he comes in and go from there,” Wedge said.

Cleveland right fielder Matt Carson ran into the wall chasing Kyle Seager’s triple in the fifth. He had a cut on his forehead and a neck strain, and was carted off.

NOTES: Indians closer Chris Perez, shut down since leaving his Feb. 26 appearance with a right shoulder sprain, pitched one inning against Class A hitters. He allowed a run on two hits, walked one and struck out one, and is expected to pitch again Monday against Colorado … The Mariners, at the request of both players, released RHP Jon Garland and 1B Mike Jacobs. Garland had been in the running for a spot in the starting rotation but exercised an out-clause in his contract with the club. … Former Mariners star John Olerud will have his No. 18 retired by his alma mater, Washington State, on March 30 when the Cougars play Stanford.

More in Sports

‘Fear’ drives UWs Carter III back to the gym every single day

The freshman PG tries to get in 500 shots a day on his quest to be a success on the floor and in life.

Everett’s Stephan Erosa, left, competes against Arlington Brantly StupeyThursday night at Arlington High School in Arlington on January 18, 2018. The Eagles won 37-25.(Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)
Arlington wrestlers scrap to 37-25 win over Everett

Aggressive lineup moves pay off for the Eagles in a big Wesco 3A North win over the Seagulls.

Additions of Murray, Sharp give Silvertips depth

After a ‘crazy busy’ week upon being traded to Everett, the new duo is finally settling in.

Coupeville boys basketball celebrating 101st anniversary Friday

The Coupeville High School boys basketball program is celebrating its… Continue reading

POLL RESULTS: Edgar Martinez is getting in the Hall of Fame

Fifty-nine percent of responders believe the Seattle Mariners legend will be elected this year.

Lakewood’s Perry earns WIAA Athlete of the Week honors

Lakewood girls basketball star Jelly Perry earned Athlete of the Week honors… Continue reading

Huskies fall to Utah 70-62 for 2nd straight Pac-12 loss

Washington shoots just 38.5 percent from the field in defeat.

No. 13 Gonzaga falls to rival Saint Mary’s 74-71

Jock Landale scores 26 points as the Gaels take sole possession of first place in the WCC.

Kamiak senior’s 52-point outburst this season was historic

Carson Tuttle’s performance was one of the best in the history of current Wesco 4A and 3A schools.

Most Read