Fowler near perfect at plate, but Rox fall
Marquis hit hard early, bullpen hit hard late by Mariners
MARINERS 10, ROCKIES 5
at Tucson, Ariz.
Saturday, March 14
Mariners on the mound: Left-handed starter Ryan Rowland-Smith gave up two runs and five hits in four innings. He struck out three. Sean White yielded one hit in a scoreless two innings.
Mariners at the plate: Matt Tuiasosopo singled twice, doubled and knocked a two-run homer. Ronny Cedeno also had a two-run shot. Rowland-Smith, swinging in a game for the first time since he was 17, had two singles.
Rockies at the plate: Dexter Fowler went 3-for-4 with a walk, a run and a stolen base. Clint Barmes, Sal Fasano, Scott Podsednik and Matt Miller each drove in runs. Brad Hawpe went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts in his return, after missing two weeks with a lacerated pinkie finger.
Team records: Mariners 7-7, Rockies 6-9
Up next: The Rockies will make their first visit to the new Glendale, Ariz., ballpark to meet the Dodgers on Sunday at 2:10 p.m. MT. Outfielder Manny Ramirez, who transformed the Dodgers into a playoff team last year when he arrived in a trade with the Red Sox, is expected to make his Cactus League debut. Lefty Jorge De La Rosa will start for the Rockies.
Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.