PEORIA, Ariz. — Mike Leake threw two solid innings in his spring debut, and Andrew Romine collected two hits for the second day in a row, but the Seattle Mariners allowed three runs in the final two innings of a 5-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Saturday at the Peoria Sports Complex.
The White Sox plated the first run of the game in the top of the fourth inning after a double and a single off Chase De Jong to start the inning, followed by a sacrifice fly.
The Mariners answered right back with three runs in the bottom of the fourth. After Taylor Motter led off with a double, Gordon Beckham drew a one-out walk and Mike Marjama was hit by a pitch to load the bases for pinch-hitter Braden Bishop.
The University of Washington product lifted a sacrifice fly to right field to bring home Motter with the Mariners first run of the contest. With two outs, Romine laced a two-run single to center field, giving the Mariners a 3-1 lead.
Leake worked two scoreless frames, allowing only one hit. De Jong tossed two innings in relief, allowing one run on two hits while striking out one.
Mike Morin took the loss for the Mariners after allowing two runs on two hits in his one inning of work.
Motter and Beckham each had two hits for Seattle.