at Peoria, Ariz.
Friday, March 16 Mariners at the plate: Left fielder Raul Ibanez hit his second home run of the spring, a three-run shot to center field in the third inning that capped a four-run Mariners rally. Shortstop Willie Bloomquist extended his hitting streak to seven games and went 4-for-4. He is now 17-for-34 this spring. Royals at the plate: Right fielder Billy Butler lined a two-run double to left-center in the fourth inning. Butler also walked and drove in a run with an infield out. Left fielder Emil Brown went 2-for-3.
The Royals return to Surprise Stadium and face the Diamondbacks at 3:05 p.m. CT. Right-hander Gil Meche takes a 2.57 ERA into his third start of the spring.
Jim Street is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less