Montero hits two homers as Mariners beat Dodgers

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Los Angeles starter Josh Beckett gave up three home runs in three innings in the Dodgers’ 8-5 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night in split-squad game.

Seattle’s Jesus Montero, who hit two home runs, hit a two-run homer in the second inning and Stefen Romero followed with another shot. With two out in the third, Nick Franklin’s pop fly eluded the Dodgers’ fielders for a double, and Justin Smoak followed with a two-run homer. Beckett allowed six hits and five earned runs.

Beckett tried to work on locating his fastball — in to left-handed batters and out to right-handers.

“I didn’t know their guys … were in our meeting before this game,” Beckett joked. “They figured it out pretty quick.”

A poor outing in spring often leads to talk about how a pitcher isn’t concerned about results, but is trying to tweak his repertoire of pitches.

“Everybody says that during spring training, but you obviously want to have good results,” Beckett said. “You don’t want to pitch badly. .. Balls were leaking back to the middle of the plate. I guess I need to work on that. That’s sort of what I wanted to work on, and it didn’t go good.”

Montero later hit a solo homer.

Joc Pederson hit a two-run homer for Los Angeles.

The game was a sellout, with an announced crowd of 13,427

More in Sports

M’s bolster bullpen, add Nicasio, two others

Seattle adds Juan Nicasio in free agency and trades for Shawn Armstrong and Anthony Misiewicz.

Thiel: Since his arrival, Brown has solidified Hawks’ O-line

Seattle’s O-line has gone from disaster to competent in just a few short weeks, thanks to their new LT.

Seahawks ready Wilhoite to start at MLB for Wagner

The vet is at the center of Seattle’s preparation to stop Rams RB Todd Gurley in a pivotal NFC West matchup.

Five high schools leaving the Cascade Conference

They will form a new league — the North Sound Conference — for the 2018-19 school year

Tough year turns ‘Lucky’ for Idaho angler

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald Gary March of Worley, Idaho, was… Continue reading

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Winter crab

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald Just three weekends remain in the… Continue reading

Silvertips sign 1st-round bantam draft pick Ronan Seeley

The 15-year-old left defenseman from Alberta was the 20th overall selection.

Improvement of O-line, run game key to UW’s success

After losing Adams to injury, UW inserted new blood and was able to find consistency on the ground.

Seahawks will rely on number of backups in key game vs. Rams

Wilhoite, Garvin, Alexander, McDougald and Coleman all could play key roles in NFC West showdown.

Most Read