PEORIA, Ariz. – The Seattle Mariners took early leads, but were unable to protect them as they were swept in home/road split-squad action against the San Diego Padres at Peoria Stadium and the Kansas City Royals at Surprise Stadium.
In the home game, James Paxton tossed two scoreless innings, and Jean Segura went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI, but the Mariners lost to the Padres 11-6.
Dee Gordon led off the bottom of the first inning with a single and Segura followed with a two-run home run to left field. Seattle added another run in the bottom of the third on an RBI single from Ian Miller that scored Segura to take a 3-0 lead.
San Diego plated five runs in the top of the fourth, and never again trailed.
In the road game, Seattle scored six runs in the top of the first inning, but it wasn’t enough as the Mariners fell to the Royals 14-9.
Taylor Motter, Cameron Perkins and Chuck Taylor each had two hits in the game and Andrew Romine homered and drove in two.
Andrew Moore started and was touched up for six runs on seven hits in his 11⁄3 innings of work.