Miller, Saunders go deep as Mariners rout Giants

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Associated Press

Posted on March 9, 2014 at 1:33 AM

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Backed by early two-run homers from Brad Miller and Michael Saunders, right-hander Erasmo Ramirez cruised through four scoreless innings to send a Seattle Mariners split squad to an 18-3 rout of the San Francisco Giants on Saturday.

Ramirez earned his second victory in his third start of the spring by giving up one hit and walking one while striking out four.

Ryan Vogelsong struggled in his first start of the spring after two relief appearances for San Francisco. He gave up seven runs (five earned) and six hits in 2 1-3 innings. He walked one and struck out two.

The Mariners scored four times in the first on the homers by Miller and Saunders. Seattle added five more runs in the third, helped by a pair of Giants errors.

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