GIANTS 9, MARINERS 8
at Peoria, Ariz.
Tuesday, March 27
Mariners at the plate:
Left fielder Raul Ibanez went 2-for-3, raising his Cactus League batting average to .444 (20-for-45). Backup catcher Rene Rivera and third baseman Gookie Dawkins each drove in two runs in a five-run ninth inning.
Giants at the plate:
Catcher Eliezer Alfonzo doubled home two runs in the second inning and hit a two-run home run in the fourth, his first of the spring. Left fielder Todd Linden went 3-for-4 and scored two runs. Designated hitter Barry Bonds lined out to right field in the first and doubled in the third in his only at-bats.
Mariners on the mound:
Left-handed starter Horacio Ramirez labored through a wind-blown second inning, when the Giants scored four runs on five hits. He made it through six innings, one fewer than scheduled. Left-handed reliever George Sherrill pitched one scoreless inning.
Giants on the mound:
Starter Matt Morris worked six strong innings, holding the Mariners to two runs and seven hits. Three of the hits came in his final inning of work. Right-handed reliever Vinnie Chulk chucked one scoreless inning.
Cactus League records:
Mariners 12-17 ; Giants 14-15.
The Mariners play their final Cactus League game against an American League West opponent on Wednesday when they host the Rangers at Peoria Sports Complex. Right-hander Felix Hernandez makes his final start of the spring, fine-tuning his arsenal for the first Opening Day assignment. The Giants play their final game in Arizona, hosting the Brewers at Scottsdale Stadium.
Jim Street is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.