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Ibanez leads Mariners over Brewers

Ibanez leads Mariners over Brewers

Mariners 9, Brewers 5
at Maryvale Baseball Park, Phoenix
Sunday, March 18

Mariners at the plate: Raul Ibanez and Ben Broussard homered as the Mariners rode a 15-hit attack to their second win over the Brewers in six days. Ibanez finished with four RBIs, and Ichiro Suzuki led the way with three hits. Seattle's first three hitters (Ichiro, Willie Bloomquist and Ibanez) combined for seven hits, six RBIs and four runs. Broussard's homer came as a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning.

Brewers at the plate: Geoff Jenkins hit a solo home run, his first of the spring, and finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs to raise his spring average to .455. Prince Fielder and Tony Gwynn, Jr. also had two hits apiece for the Brewers, whose three-game win streak came to an end.

Mariners on the mound: Felix Hernandez struck out six batters in five innings, but he also was charged with four runs -- three earned -- on six hits, including Jenkins' fourth-inning home run. The win went to Jake Woods, who surrendered two hits but worked a scoreless seventh inning.

Brewers on the mound: Ben Sheets, who had breezed through five scoreless innings against Seattle five days earlier, struggled to command his curveball and surrendered five hits and seven runs in 3 1/3 innings. One of Sheets' errant curveballs struck Mariners catcher Kenji Johjima in the head, though Johjima stayed in the game. Closer Francisco Cordero preserved his 0.00 Cactus League ERA by working a scoreless ninth.

Cactus League records: Mariners 6-13; Brewers 9-11.

Up next: Monday is a split-squad day for the Mariners. Jarrod Washburn is scheduled to start for the Seattle against Doug Davis and the Diamondbacks in a battle of left-handers at Peoria Sports Complex. Ryan Feierabend will lead another Mariners squad to Mesa for a game against Wade Miller and the Cubs.

The Brewers, playing a second straight day at Maryvale Baseball Park, will face the other Cubs split-squad. Yovani Gallardo is set to face Chicago's Sean Gallagher.

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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