Originally written on Seattle Times  |  Last updated 11/15/14
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Another Mariners intra-squad game has come and gone, this one won 7-3 by Team 2 after it fell behind 2-0 early on. Plenty of extra-base hits today, beginning with the Franklin Gutierrez solo homer to left off Felix Hernandez at the very start of the game. That's as many home runs as Gutierrez had all of last season. Dustin Ackley hit a two-run homer off Josh Kinney in the fifth. Vinnie Catricala hit a homer off Scott Patterson in the seventh, then later doubled off the top of the wall. We saw triples by Adam Moore and Munenori Kawasaki. Chone Figgins went 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored, while Ichiro had an RB single. There were 24 hits total in the game, with eight of them going for extras. "You look at the way a lot of these guys are coming back and came (here) in shape and looking to do some things,'' Mariners manager Eric Wedge said of the offense. "Do what we want to see offensively. I've been very pleased.'' Read more...
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