PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Juan Perez hit a solo home run and Hector Sanchez had two hits and an RBI as a split squad of San Francisco Giants pounded out 16 hits with a lineup of mostly backups and roster hopefuls in a 13-6 win over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday.
Mariners starter James Paxton allowed two earned runs on six hits and was charged with an error for a wild throw to first base in the second inning.
The Mariners committed four errors in the game and a pair of veteran relievers, Fernando Rodney and Tom Wilhelmsen, were charged with a combined seven earned runs on seven hits in two-thirds of an inning.
"You're not going to have your best stuff every time you go out there," Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said. "One of those spring training days. It's the time of year when guys are going to be dragging a little bit."
Perez, trying to make the major league roster as a backup outfielder, was 3 for 5 and homered in the second off Paxton. He also doubled and stole a base.
Edwin Escobar, a 22-year-old rookie from Venezuela, was charged with four of the Mariners' runs.
An elderly woman described by first aid workers as a Mariners season ticket holder from Washington state was struck by a bat that flew out of the hands of the Mariners' Kyle Seager into the stands in the sixth inning. The woman was taken by wheelchair to an ambulance and transported to a hospital.
San Francisco: Escobar pitched 2 2-3 innings and walked three and struck out two in the Giants' top prospect's third start of the spring. Until Saturday, Escobar had allowed one hit and one run over six innings, though he'd walked five.
"I didn't have the changeup working, but the fastball and curveball were effective enough," Escobar said. "I need to work a little harder on throwing strikes and limiting the walks."
Seattle: Paxton had allowed one run on seven hits in four starts before Saturday. He did take pride in staying in the game after being hit in the leg by a hard groundball in the second inning and getting out of the game with only one run allowed.
"Leg feels fine. It squared me up pretty good," said Paxton, a native of British Columbia who faced pucks to his body playing youth hockey. "I was telling the guys it wouldn't be very Canadian if I let that take me out of the game."
Rodney was ejected in the top of the fifth for arguing with plate umpire Adam Hamari. Rodney had allowed two runs on two hits in the inning and left the game with a 1-1 count on Tyler Colvin. Rodney hasn't had a great spring, with his ERA ballooning to 18.00 after Saturday's performance. He has allowed six earned runs on seven hits in three innings and four appearances overall.
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