5-Run 9th Inning Lifts M's over Brewers

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by KING 5 Sports/AP

NWCN.com

Posted on March 13, 2012 at 7:50 PM

PHOENIX (AP) -- Alex Liddi hit the go-ahead single and Michael Saunders added a two-run double off Mark Rogers during the Mariners' five-run ninth inning giving Seattle a 7-4 win over Milwaukee.   George Kotteras hit a two-run homer in ninth for the Brewers

John Axford threw a scoreless inning for Milwaukee.

Seattle starter Hector Noesi went three innings, giving up a Travis Ishikawa home run in the second along with two other hits.  Charlie Furbush, Sean Henn and Brandon League each threw a scoreless inning of relief.

Jesus Montero, who entered 7-for-18 with four extra-base hits, struck out in all three of his plate appearances.  Justin Smoak was  2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored.

NOTES: Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez ended an 0-for-12 start to spring training with a fourth-inning double off the center-field wall. ... Mariners 1B Justin Smoak had the lone hit off Greinke and doubled against Manny Parra in the seventh. ... Ishikawa's home run was his second.

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