04/04/12 7:29 PM ET
Noesi closes Cactus League season in style
Allows one run in seven innings in 7-2 victory over Rockies
By Jim Thomas / MLB.com
Seattle starter Hector Noesi allowed one run and seven hits in seven innings, and left fielder Chone Figgins had two triples and three RBIs.
Seattle broke open a scoreless game in the fourth inning, aided by the six straight hits, including two doubles and a triple.
Kyle Seager roped a single and went to second on an infield single by Michael Saunders with two outs. Casper Wells then grounded a single up the middle to score Seager.
John Jaso followed with a ground-rule double that hit the chalk in right field and bounced into the Rockies' bullpen to score Saunders. Figgins then laced a triple into the right-center gap to plate two runs.
The inning continued with Dustin Ackley hitting a ground ball just inside third base for an RBI double. Another hit, by Ichiro Suzuki, and a walk loaded the bases before Seager flied out to deep center and end the inning.
Chacin allowed all five runs, eight hits and two walks, and hit a batter.
Colorado got to Noesi in the fifth inning. Wilin Rosario led off with the first of his two doubles and scored on a single by Chris Nelson.
The Rockies started most of their Opening Day lineup, but took the regulars out after four innings. Troy Tulowitzki, who returned to the lineup three days after being hit on the left elbow by a pitch from the Indians' Ubaldo Jimenez, went 0-for-2 with a strikeout and a groundout. The shortstop showed no ill effects from the injury.
Mariners up next: Seattle continues its regular season, taking a 1-1 record into Oakland. Jason Vargas will start for the Mariners at 7:07 p.m. PT Friday against the A's Brandon McCarthy.
Jim Thomas is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.