Cleveland at Seattle

Cleveland (16-10) «00301500110181
Seattle (18-9)2000300005161

Indians 10, Mariners 5


PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Starting pitchers Scott Kazmir and Blake Beavan both hoped for good outings, with each competing for a spot in their rotations.

Kazmir gave up 13 hits and five runs over five innings for the Cleveland Indians in a 10-5 win against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday.

Beavan was tagged for nine runs and 16 hits in 5 1-3 innings.

Kazmir, trying a comeback on a minor league deal, had not allowed a run in three previous spring outings. He struggled in the first, giving up two runs on four hits before getting an out.

The two-time All-Star escaped jams in his next three innings but couldn't finish the fifth without damage.

"An outing could make the difference," Kazmir said. "I knew what to expect. I knew about it (the competition) coming in, so it's nothing different from now. Just continue to progress and get better."

"This outing right here, I wish the scoreboard looked a little better. But at the same time, this is spring training. I've done this before," he said.

A meeting between manager Terry Francona and Indians general manager Chris Antonetti on Sunday could decide whether Kazmir wins the job, or it goes to right-hander Carlos Carrasco.

Beavan is among four pitchers competing for two spots in Seattle's rotation.

"I was just having trouble getting the ball down. Whether it was a good or bad pitch, when I got ahead I just couldn't put them away, and that's usually not a problem," Beavan said. "It's just one of those you want to look past and good thing you got it over with in spring training. That was a fiesta today. I couldn't believe it myself."

Jason Giambi and Cord Phelps homered for Cleveland. Raul Ibanez homered and drove in three runs for the Mariners.

Mariners catcher Jesus Montero left in the second inning after being hit with a bat on a follow-through swing by Lindor. Montero had a bump on the right side of his forehead but no concussion.

Montero was able to stand up after a couple of minutes but was taken off the field on a cart.

Manager Eric Wedge said Montero should be OK.

"We'll see how he comes in and go from there," Wedge said.

Cleveland right fielder Matt Carson ran into the wall chasing Kyle Seager's triple in the fifth. He had a cut on his forehead and a neck strain, and was carted off.

NOTES: Indians closer Chris Perez, shut down since leaving his Feb. 26 appearance with a right shoulder sprain, pitched one inning against Class A hitters. He allowed a run on two hits, walked one and struck out one, and is expected to pitch again Monday against Colorado ... The Mariners, at the request of both players, released RHP Jon Garland and 1B Mike Jacobs. Garland had been in the running for a spot in the starting rotation but exercised an out-clause in his contract with the club. ... Former Mariners star John Olerud will have his No. 18 retired by his alma mater, Washington State, on March 30 when the Cougars play Stanford.

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Players of the Game

C. Phelps
AB 3
R 1
H 2
HR 1

R. Ibanez
AB 4
R 1
H 3
HR 1

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Cleveland Indians
Ezequiel Carrera, LF4121002 .286
    Quincy Latimore, LF1000000 .000
Mike Aviles, 3B3220010 .294
    Tony Wolters, 3B2010000 .143
Cord Phelps, 1B3122010 .383
    Chris McGuiness, 1B2000002 .175
Jason Giambi, DH3111002 .207
   a- Jordan Henry, PH-DH10110001.000
   b- Ronny Rodriguez, PH-DH1000000 .125
Matt Carson, RF3000012 .250
    Delvi Cid, RF2000012 .333
Lou Marson, C4120002 .304
    Omir Santos, C1110000 .409
Francisco Lindor, SS5131000 .316
Jose Ramirez, 2B5121002 .400
Tyler Naquin, CF4112013 .200
a-singled for Giambi in the 6th
b-flied out for Henry in the 9th
2B - Jose Ramirez (1, Beavan), Tyler Naquin (1, Beavan)
3B - Francisco Lindor (1, Wilhelmsen)
HR - Cord Phelps (3, Beavan), Jason Giambi (3, Beavan)
RBI - Ezequiel Carrera (3), Cord Phelps 2 (7), Jason Giambi (5), Jordan Henry (1), Francisco Lindor (1), Jose Ramirez (1), Tyler Naquin 2 (2)
2-OUT RBI - Francisco Lindor (1)
SB - Ezequiel Carrera 2 (11, 2nd base off Beavan/Montero, 2nd base off Beavan/Dowd), Mike Aviles (2, 3rd base off Beavan/Dowd)
Team LOB - 7
DP - Ramirez-Lindor-Phelps
E - David Huff (1, Misplayed grounder)
Cleveland Indians
Scott Kazmir (W,1-0) 51355051 3.46
Vinnie Pestano (H,3) 1100130 3.86
Matt Capps (H,4) 1000000 3.00
David Huff 2200010 4.70
HBP - Wells (by Matt Capps)
Pitches-Strikes - Scott Kazmir 85-60, Vinnie Pestano 19-12, Matt Capps 8-7, David Huff 36-26
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Scott Kazmir 4-4, Matt Capps 1-2, David Huff 3-3
Batters Faced - Scott Kazmir 26, Vinnie Pestano 5, Matt Capps 4, David Huff 9
Seattle Mariners
Michael Saunders, RF5120012 .200
Robert Andino, SS-2B4220102 .278
Raul Ibanez, LF4133000 .366
    Denny Almonte, PR-LF1000011 .000
Justin Smoak, 1B5031012 .408
Kyle Seager, 2B3110013 .271
    Chris Taylor, SS2010000 .500
Jesus Montero, C1000002 .353
    Michael Dowd, C4011012 .200
Casper Wells, CF4000025 .188
Kelly Shoppach, DH5020014 .294
Brad Miller, 3B4010011 .250
2B - Justin Smoak 2 (7, Kazmir, Kazmir), Michael Dowd (1, Kazmir), Kelly Shoppach (3, Kazmir)
3B - Kyle Seager (1, Kazmir)
HR - Raul Ibanez (4, Kazmir)
RBI - Raul Ibanez 3 (13), Justin Smoak (11), Michael Dowd (1)
CS - Brad Miller (1, 2nd base by Kazmir/Marson)
Team LOB - 12
DP - Seager-Andino-Smoak
PB - Michael Dowd (1)
E - Michael Dowd (1, Throwing)
Seattle Mariners
Blake Beavan (L,1-1) 5.11698032 6.52
Stephen Kohlscheen 0.2000010 0.00
Danny Farquhar 1000010 5.68
Charlie Furbush 1000000 3.48
Tom Wilhelmsen 1211000 4.50
WP - Blake Beavan (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Blake Beavan 100-71, Stephen Kohlscheen 11-7, Danny Farquhar 15-11, Charlie Furbush 10-7, Tom Wilhelmsen 15-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Blake Beavan 8-4, Charlie Furbush 2-1, Tom Wilhelmsen 1-2
Batters Faced - Blake Beavan 31, Stephen Kohlscheen 2, Danny Farquhar 3, Charlie Furbush 3, Tom Wilhelmsen 5
Game Information
Attendance - 9473
Game Time - 3:14
Temperature - 77
Umpires - Home - Dan Bellino, First Base - Brad Myers, Second Base - Angel Campos, Third Base - Mike Winters