Seattle got a brilliant start from Taijuan Walker, two home runs from Brad Miller and scored the winning run in Monday's 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on a sacrifice fly by D.J. Peterson in the bottom of the 9th inning.

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With the game tied 3-3, Ketel Marte led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a triple to the right-center gap. He can really run. And that was all D.J. Peterson needed to get Seattle the win. The Mariners’ hard-hitting prospect lined a ball to deep right field that was caught, but easily allowed Marte to tag up and trot home with the game-winning run. Seattle got a brilliant start from Taijuan Walker, who allowed a lead-off hit and then retired the next eight batters he faced, including four strikeouts. Lefty Tyler Olson continued to impress, striking out Jason Kipnis, Yan Gomes and Michael Brantley in the fourth inning. Mike Zunino also homered in the win.

Player of the game

Brad Miller showed why he won the starting shortstop job last season and will be competing for it again this year. Miller slugged a pair of solo home runs – one off of Indians starter Carlos Carrasco and another off of lefty Bruce Chen – in his only two at-bats of the game.


“If it’s in there, I want to get after it. Getting in the box, I want to be 100 percent committed and ready to go because I learned that this the big leagues and you might only get one (pitch). I’m not waiting around. I’m trying to get after the best pitch I see.” – Brad Miller on his hitting approach in spring.

On Tap

Felix Hernandez will make his first start of the spring on Tuesday against the Rockies at Salt River Field. The Mariners’ ace will likely throw two innings. Colorado will start right-hander Kyle Kendrick. First pitch is set for 1:05 p.m. The only live broadcast of the game will be on

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