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Morales hits 3rd homer of spring as M's win 5-2

Morales hits 3rd homer of spring as M's win 5-2
Seattle Mariners' Carlos Peguero, right, watches his RBI single against the Colorado Rockies during the fifth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game on, Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Kendrys Morales hit his third home run of spring training and Erasmo Ramirez tossed six strong innings as the Seattle Mariners beat the Colorado Rockies 5-2 Saturday.

Mike Jacobs also homered and Jesus Montero and Carlos Pequero each added two hits, an RBI and a run scored for Seattle. Michael Morse was on base all three times and raised his spring average to .375.

Ramirez, projected as the No 4 or 5 starter for the Mariners, allowed a run and three hits to the first five batters he faced before settling down. He allowed five hits and one run over the next five innings. He allowed just two runs over 12 innings this spring, with nine strikeouts and one walk.
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