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PEORIA, Ariz. — The Seattle Mariners beat the San Diego Padres 3-2 on Friday at the Peoria Sports Complex in the spring training opener for both teams.
Mariners hitters combined for 12 hits, while Seattle pitchers tallied 13 strikeouts.
Seattle scored in each of the first two innings and held off the Padres with seven innings of four-hit, one-run work by the relief corps.
New Mariners center fielder Dee Gordon, acquired from the Miami Marlins in an offseason trade, doubled to left field to lead off the game and scored on a throwing error. Jean Segura followed with a single and later scored on a Kyle Seager double to left.
Seattle manufactured another run in the top of the second. Andrew Romine singled to begin the inning before stealing second base, one of three Mariners stolen bases. Gordon dropped a sacrifice bunt to move Romine to third before Segura brought him home with a sacrifice fly. Romine finished 2-for-2 with a run scored and a double.
Ariel Miranda picked up the win after tossing two innings and allowing one run on two hits and two walks with one strikeout. Andrew Moore pitched two innings, striking out three without allowing a hit. James Pazos struck out one in one scoreless inning. Christian Bergman threw two scoreless innings, striking out two. Shawn Armstrong allowed a solo home run but fanned three in one inning of work. Dan Altavilla struck out the side in the ninth inning to earn the save.