M's offense still rolling in 16-6 pounding of Rockies

M's offense still rolling in 16-6 pounding of Rockies
Seattle Mariners' Kyle Seager (15), Raul Ibanez (28) and Justin Smoak celebrate scoring on a three-run triple hit by Casper Wells during the third inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Monday, March 4, 2013, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
PEORIA, Ariz. - Nolan Arenado hit his third home run in three games for Colorado, but Raul Ibanez and Kyle Seager connected for two more homers for the Seattle Mariners, who beat the Rockies 16-6 Monday.

The Mariners still lead all of baseball with 24 home runs in spring training.

But even a few Mariners who didn't homer still put up an impressive stat line. Outfielder Casper Wells was, ironically, a home run short of the cycle with his 3-for-4 day that drove in 5 runs. Eric Thames doubled twice and drove in two, while catcher Kelly Shoppach went 2-for-4 with a double and drove in three runs.

On the pitching side, starter Jon Garland gave up just two hits in his two innings of work, but Tijuan Walker gave up three runs on four hits in his two innings. M's closer Tom Wilhemsen, pitching the 5th inning on Monday, gave up just one hit in one inning.

The win was the 10th straight for the Mariners -- a spring training franchise record.