Seager, Cruz homer against Gallardo in Mariners' win

Associated Press

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Yovani Gallardo allowed three-run homers to Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 8-0 Sunday.

Seager took off Saturday because of tightness in his side. he connected in the first.

Cruz, a former Ranger who entered the game with two regular-season home runs off Gallardo in his career, hit a drive off the center field batter's eye in the third. He had two hits.

Gallardo allowed eight runs on seven hits in 4 2-3 innings, the second time he's yielded four runs or more runs in a spring training outing. He struck out two and walked four.

James Paxton made his spring training debut after being slowed by forearm stiffness. The Mariners left-hander, slated for the starting rotation, worked 3 1-3 innings. He gave up five hits with two strikeouts, a walk and a wild pitch.

Logan Morrison and Dustin Ackley had run-scoring doubles for the Mariners in the fifth.

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