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03/11/10 6:07 PM ET

Snell stellar, Garko stars vs. Giants

After leadoff single, right-hander hurls three shutout frames

Mariners 6, Giants 2
at Scottsdale, Ariz.
Thursday, March 11

Mariners at the plate: Ichiro Suzuki opened with a double against Giants starter Tim Lincecum. Lincecum walked Chone Figgins. Both runners scored on Ryan Garko's single to center. Ryan Langerhans had an RBI single in the third. Casey Kotchman drove in two runs with a fourth-inning double.

Giants at the plate: Pablo Sandoval had a double in the fourth inning and was driven in on a single by Mark DeRosa for the Giants' first run. DeRosa also drove in another run in the sixth. The Giants had just three hits through five innings.

Mariners on the mound: Starter Ian Snell went three scoreless innings and allowed one hit, a leadoff single in the first by Aaron Rowand. He walked one, whiffed two and threw 44 pitches, 28 for strikes.

Giants on the mound: Lincecum didn't fare much better in his second start, leaving after allowing Langerhans' RBI single with two out in the third. He worked 2 2/3 innings, allowing four runs (two earned) on six hits, while walking two and whiffing four. He threw 59 pitches, 39 strikes.

Worth noting: In his two starts since signing a two-year, $23 million contract, Lincecum has allowed eight hits and seven runs (four earned) in 3 2/3 innings.

Cactus League records: Mariners 5-4; Giants 7-2.

Up next: The Giants travel to Tucson to play their final Spring Training game against the Rockies at Hi Corbett Field. The Rockies and D-backs will move to the Phoenix area next year. Right-hander Todd Wellemeyer is slated to start against Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa. Wellemeyer, a candidate for the fifth spot in the rotation, is making his third spring appearance and first start.

The Royals play the Mariners on Friday at Peoria Stadium. Right-handed closer David Aardsma returns to action. Aardsma, who was 38-for-42 in save situations last season, has been sidelined for the past eight days with tightness in his right groin area. He is scheduled to follow starter Ryan Rowland-Smith and pitch one inning. Right-handers David Pauley, Danny Cortes, Mike Koplove and Chad Cordero also are slated to pitch.

Barry M. Bloom is a national reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.