Seattle at San Francisco

Scoreboard
Seattle (6-1) «021010000490
San Francisco (1-2)010100001390

Mariners 4, Giants 3

  •  

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Jon Garland felt a little out of place at the beginning before settling in and relying on what he knows best.

Garland pitched for the first time in nearly 20 months, Franklin Gutierrez and Nick Franklin hit home runs and the Seattle Mariners won their sixth straight, beating the San Francisco Giants 4-3 on Thursday.

"It was a little weird," Garland said. "But it felt good to get out there for a true game situation. I've done my throwing and my bullpens but I have not been out there with umpires and guys in uniforms for a long time."

Garland was 1-5 with a 4.33 ERA in just nine starts for the Los Angeles Dodgers before labrum and rotator cuff surgery ended his 2011 season in July. He tried to make it back last year with Cleveland but suffered complications.

"There was definitely more adrenaline going than usual," Garland said. "I really just wanted to come out of it healthy. I felt good about my pitches and how I was throwing."

Justin Smoak collected two more hits and drove in a run for the Mariners. Alex Liddi also drove in a run as Seattle matched its longest spring win streak since 2004.

Brandon Belt had two hits, including a homer, and scored both runs for the Giants, who are winless in their last five games. Brandon Crawford and Cole Gillespie also drove in runs.

Garland was satisfied with a brief outing in which he allowed a hit and walked one in one inning.

"To a certain extent I felt that was where I belonged," Garland said. "I felt good about that."

Garland's impressive resume includes two 18-win seasons (2005, 2006) for the Chicago White Sox. He has won at least 12 games seven times and pitched at least 200 innings in six seasons. He has a 132-119 record with a 4.32 ERA in 330 starts.

Smoak is hitting .583 this spring with six RBIs.

Giants ace Matt Cain lasted three innings, giving up three runs on four hits. He walked one and struck out two.

"Everything felt good," Cain said. "I was inconsistent with my location. I was a little bit out of rhythm and I'll need to work on that."

Cain said he declined an invitation to play with Team USA because of the way the Giants' season played out last year and throwing an excess of pitches.

"I just felt better in taking some time and going through spring training," Cain said. "With the (World Baseball Classic) you had to ramp it up early. I felt I could benefit from spring training."

The Giants' - and the Cincinnati Reds' - rotation stayed healthy and each made all their starts last year. That hasn't happened since the 2005 White Sox pitching staff went through a healthy season.

"You know it's rare when it hasn't been done for a while," Cain said. "It's hard to stay healthy. Then you get five guys trying to stay together. I just want to make all my starts. If I can do that, I feel good things will happen."

NOTES: Garland allowed three runs on five hits over six innings in his last Major League appearance on June 2, 2011. ... The Mariners have hit a Major League best 14 home runs. ... LHP James Paxton will start Friday's game against the Texas Rangers. ... Giants manager Bruce Bochy wrote a lineup that included most of his Opening Day starters, including Cain. He cited the loss of several players to the World Baseball Classic this weekend as the reason. ... LHP Madison Bumgarner will make his second start of the spring for the Giants at Oakland on Friday. He will be opposed by A's RHP Jarrod Parker. ... The Giants played to a tie in each of their previous three games and all six games have been decided by three runs or less.

 
Copyright 2016 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
 
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Players of the Game
Seattle

N. Franklin
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 1
San Francisco

B. Belt
AB 3
R 2
H 2
HR 1
RBI 1
 

Related Video

February 11, 2016
Fantasy Outlook: Nathan Karns (0:41)
January 27, 2016
Fantasy Outlook: Nelson Cruz
(1:31)
January 27, 2016
Fantasy Outlook: Kyle Seager
(1:01)
January 26, 2016
Fantasy Outlook: Ketel Marte
(0:55)

CBSSports Shop

Mens Chicago Cubs Stitches Royal Blue Fastball Fleece Pullover Hoodie

MLB Cold Weather Gear
Get yours today
Shop Now

Seattle Mariners
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Franklin Gutierrez, DH3111010 .250
   a- Mike Zunino, PH-DH1000000 .000
Eric Thames, LF3000111 .000
Casper Wells, RF3110011 .125
    Francisco Martinez, CF1000000 .333
Justin Smoak, 1B3021001 .583
    Mike Jacobs, 1B1000000 .364
Jesus Montero, C3110012 .455
    Jesus Sucre, C1010000 .333
Julio Morban, CF-RF4000013 .364
Alex Liddi, 3B3011001 .154
Nick Franklin, 2B4111000 .143
Brad Miller, SS4010000 .214
Totals3449415  
a-hit into fielder's choice for Gutierrez in the 7th
Batting
2B - Casper Wells (1, Cain), Justin Smoak (2, Cain), Jesus Montero (2, Cain)
3B - Brad Miller (1, Proctor)
HR - Franklin Gutierrez (2, Rosario), Nick Franklin (1, Cain)
SF - Alex Liddi (1)
RBI - Franklin Gutierrez (3), Justin Smoak (5), Alex Liddi (3), Nick Franklin (2)
2-OUT RBI - Justin Smoak (5), Nick Franklin (1)
PK - Alex Liddi (1, Machi)
Team LOB - 5
Seattle Mariners
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jon Garland (W,1-0) 1100100 0.00
Blake Beavan (H,1) 3222031 3.60
Erasmo Ramirez (H,1) 2200010 0.00
Tom Wilhelmsen (H,2) 1000020 0.00
Carter Capps (H,2) 1200030 0.00
Yoervis Medina (S,1) 1211010 9.00
Pitches-Strikes - Jon Garland 8-4, Blake Beavan 18-17, Erasmo Ramirez 10-10, Tom Wilhelmsen 7-7, Carter Capps 11-11, Yoervis Medina 8-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jon Garland 3-0, Blake Beavan 4-2, Tom Wilhelmsen 1-0, Yoervis Medina 1-1
Batters Faced - Jon Garland 5, Blake Beavan 11, Erasmo Ramirez 8, Tom Wilhelmsen 3, Carter Capps 5, Yoervis Medina 5
San Francisco Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Angel Pagan, CF3010000 .308
    Gary Brown, CF2010001 .222
Marco Scutaro, 2B3000011 .300
    Kensuke Tanaka, 2B1010000 .091
Pablo Sandoval, 3B2010110 .500
    Adam Duvall, 3B1000012 .000
Buster Posey, C2010000 .250
    Guillermo Quiroz, C2000013 .286
Hunter Pence, RF3000003 .200
    Roger Kieschnick, RF1000012 .200
Brandon Belt, 1B3221001 .300
    Ricky Oropesa, 1B1000010 .200
Gregor Blanco, LF3000021 .000
    Juan Perez, LF1000000 .111
Brandon Crawford, SS1001000 .000
    Nick Noonan, SS2110000 .167
Hector Sanchez, DH2000010 .250
   a- Cole Gillespie, PH-DH2011010 .500
Totals35393110  
a-struck out for H. Sanchez in the 7th
Batting
2B - Cole Gillespie (3, Medina)
HR - Brandon Belt (1, Beavan)
SF - Brandon Crawford (1)
RBI - Brandon Belt (3), Brandon Crawford (1), Cole Gillespie (3)
2-OUT RBI - Brandon Belt (3), Cole Gillespie (1)
SB - Brandon Belt (1, 2nd base off Beavan/Montero)
Team LOB - 7
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Matt Cain (L,0-2) 3433121 6.75
Jeremy Affeldt 1000000 0.00
Sandy Rosario 1111011 4.50
Dan Runzler 1100020 0.00
Scott Proctor 1100000 0.00
Heath Hembree 1100000 0.00
Jean Machi 1100000 0.00
Pitches-Strikes - Matt Cain 22-17, Jeremy Affeldt 3-3, Sandy Rosario 9-7, Dan Runzler 8-8, Scott Proctor 4-4, Heath Hembree 4-4, Jean Machi 3-3
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Matt Cain 2-5, Jeremy Affeldt 3-0, Sandy Rosario 1-1, Scott Proctor 1-2, Heath Hembree 2-1, Jean Machi 1-1
Batters Faced - Matt Cain 14, Jeremy Affeldt 3, Sandy Rosario 4, Dan Runzler 4, Scott Proctor 4, Heath Hembree 4, Jean Machi 3
Game Information
Attendance - 7213
Game Time - 2:28
Temperature - 62
Umpires - Home - Angel Campos, First Base - Bill Miller, Second Base - Mike Everitt, Third Base - John Tumpane