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Seattle at Los Angeles

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Seattle (13-7) «020103020880
L.A. Angels (4-12)0200010025120

Mariners 8, Angels 5

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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Julio Morban homered twice and Seattle right-hander Jeremy Bonderman allowed two runs in four innings in his second spring start to help the Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-5 on Friday in front of 9,662 fans, the Angels' first sellout of the spring.

Morban hit a two-run shot off Angels starter Tommy Hanson in the second for his first homer of the spring, and added another two-run blast off Billy Buckner in the eighth.

Bonderman is recovering from Tommy John surgery and hasn't pitched in the majors since 2010.

Bonderman is trying to make the Seattle rotation. Bonderman compiled a 67-77 record over eight seasons with Detroit. The Mariners signed him to a minor league contract in January 2013. Friday was his fourth spring appearance overall.

"They've gotten better every outing," Bonderman said. "I'm going to try to keep working and get quick outs and get in and out. I think my breaking ball has gotten a lot sharper, a lot better. Overall, I'm getting that feel back. I threw four or five (split-finger fastballs) and bunch of breaking balls, four-seamers, two-seamers."

Bonderman admitted that he does not have the luxury of working on pitches this spring.

"I need results," he said. "It's not like when you're on the team for sure and you can go out there and work on stuff. It's working out all right so far.

"There's some good guys (on this staff). If I don't make the team, I don't make the team. It's a business. I've proven to myself I can pitch. If it's not here it might be somewhere else."

Seattle manager Eric Wedge liked what he saw in Bonderman Friday.

"He was putting the ball on the ground all day," Wedge said. "He had a couple of nice sliders and he was throwing for strikes."

Tommy Hanson, 13-10 with a 4.48 ERA with Atlanta in 2012, is a fixture in the Angels' revamped rotation this year after he was acquired for reliever Jordan Walden over the offseason.

Hanson made his third spring start. He allowed two hits and three earned runs in four innings and also gave up a solo homer to Justin Smoak, his third of the spring.

"I was still a little bit up in the zone," said Hanson, adding that both the homers he allowed came off of sliders. "I made a few adjustments during the game. I still feel that I have some work to do but I'm not being impatient."

Los Angeles' Peter Bourjos hit his second spring homer off Andrew Carraway, a solo shot in the sixth.

NOTES: Angels possible closer Ernesto Frieri worked a scoreless inning Friday against Seattle and told reporters that he is comfortable with his changeup. "I feel comfortable enough to use it behind in the count," said Frieri, who electrified the Angels' bullpen last year by not allowing a run from May 2 through July 8 (24 appearances) and held a 0.71 ERA on July 8." Frieri then struggled with ERAs of 4.50 in July and 5.23 in August. He came to camp to work on an offspeed pitch and could return as the Angels' closer with free-agent acquisition Ryan Madson still on the mend. "If he can add a dimension, that's going to put him in a different group," manager Mike Scioscia said. Frieri said: "I always tried to throw a changeup but every time I tried it, I showed it." ... The Mariners trimmed their roster to 47 players Friday by sending infielders Alex Lidd and Stefen Romero and catchers Ronny Paulino and John Hicks to their minor league camp.

 
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Players of the Game
Los Angeles

P. Bourjos
AB 3
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 1
Seattle

J. Morban
AB 3
R 2
H 2
HR 2
RBI 4
 
Seattle Mariners
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Michael Saunders, LF5110010 .192
Nick Franklin, 2B4111010 .167
Raul Ibanez, DH3111000 .385
   a- Luke Guarnaccia, PH-DH11100001.000
Justin Smoak, 1B2211111 .382
    Nate Tenbrink, 1B1000001 .000
Jesus Montero, C3011011 .348
    Jesus Sucre, C1000001 .214
Julio Morban, RF3224100 .300
Carlos Triunfel, SS4000000 .242
Vinnie Catricala, 3B4000002 .231
Francisco Martinez, CF4000010 .269
Totals3588825  
a-singled for Ibanez in the 8th
Batting
2B - Michael Saunders (2, C. Cordero), Raul Ibanez (4, C. Cordero)
HR - Justin Smoak (3, Hanson), Julio Morban 2 (2, Hanson, Buckner)
RBI - Nick Franklin (3), Raul Ibanez (7), Justin Smoak (8), Jesus Montero (3), Julio Morban 4 (6)
2-OUT RBI - Julio Morban 2 (2)
Team LOB - 2
Fielding
DP - Franklin-Triunfel-Smoak, Triunfel-Franklin-Smoak
Seattle Mariners
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jeremy Bonderman (W,2-0) 4522020 7.20
Andrew Carraway (H,2) 2311001 7.88
Carson Smith (H,3) 1000010 0.00
Robert LaFromboise (H,3) 1100100 4.50
Yoervis Medina 1322100 9.00
Pitches-Strikes - Jeremy Bonderman 19-19, Andrew Carraway 9-8, Carson Smith 5-5, Robert LaFromboise 8-4, Yoervis Medina 10-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jeremy Bonderman 7-1, Andrew Carraway 1-4, Carson Smith 2-0, Robert LaFromboise 3-0, Yoervis Medina 1-2
Batters Faced - Jeremy Bonderman 15, Andrew Carraway 8, Carson Smith 3, Robert LaFromboise 5, Yoervis Medina 7
Los Angeles Angels
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Peter Bourjos, CF3121010 .364
    Luke Carlin, C2001000 .077
Howard Kendrick, 2B3020000 .500
    Scott Cousins, PR-LF^RF2000003 .200
Josh Hamilton, DH2000002 .280
   a- Hank Conger, PH-DH1000101 .381
Mark Trumbo, 1B3000002 .250
    Luis Rodriguez, 2B1000002 .360
Vernon Wells, LF3120001 .375
    Efren Navarro, 1B1110000 .190
Chris Iannetta, C2111001 .407
    Matt Young, CF2110000 .500
J.B. Shuck, RF2000000 .286
    Trent Oeltjen, LF0000100 .308
Luis Jimenez, 3B2011000 .333
    Brendan Harris, 3B2011010 .276
Thomas Field, SS2000011 .227
    Andrew Romine, SS2010003 .250
Totals35512523  
a-popped out for Hamilton in the 6th
Batting
2B - Chris Iannetta (3, Bonderman)
HR - Peter Bourjos (2, Carraway)
SH - J.B. Shuck (2)
RBI - Peter Bourjos (9), Luke Carlin (1), Chris Iannetta (5), Luis Jimenez (3), Brendan Harris (2)
SB - Matt Young (3, 2nd base off Medina/Sucre)
CS - Thomas Field (2, 2nd base by Carraway/Montero)
Team LOB - 6
Los Angeles Angels
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tommy Hanson (L,0-2) 4233112 9.00
Ernesto Frieri 1000000 8.44
Chad Cordero 0.1433110 24.75
Jeremy Berg 0.2000000 4.50
Billy Buckner 2222011 5.63
Robert Coello 1000020 12.27
Pitches-Strikes - Tommy Hanson 29-20, Ernesto Frieri 3-3, Chad Cordero 11-7, Jeremy Berg 2-2, Billy Buckner 11-11, Robert Coello 7-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tommy Hanson 2-9, Ernesto Frieri 1-2, Jeremy Berg 2-0, Robert Coello 1-0
Batters Faced - Tommy Hanson 15, Ernesto Frieri 3, Chad Cordero 6, Jeremy Berg 2, Billy Buckner 8, Robert Coello 3
Game Information
Attendance - 9662
Game Time - 2:46
Temperature - 81
Umpires - Home - Jordan Baker, First Base - Gary Darling, Second Base - Jim Reynolds, Third Base - Mark Ripperger