David Segui hit two solo home runs Tuesday and the Seattle Mariners roughed up Jack McDowell in a 7-5 win over the Anaheim Angels.
Segui and Jeff Huson each had three hits for Seattle. Dan Wilson hit a solo homer off McDowell in the third and added a double in the fourth.
McDowell gave up 11 hits and seven runs in 4-2/3 innings.
“‘I had good stuff, I just didn’t make pitches when I had to finish guys off,” McDowell said. “I felt super-strong and made good pitches to get ahead, then I tried to make a great pitch to get them out and it just flattened out.”
Winning pitcher Ken Cloude allowed just two hits in the first five innings before the Angels scored three times in the sixth. Darin Erstad tripled and Jim Edmonds walked before Tim Salmon hit a three-run homer, his fifth of the spring.
Jay Buhner isn’t happy with plans to DH him in minor-league games because of his tender right shoulder, but the Mariners can’t use him and Edgar Martinez as the DH in their remaining ‘A’ games.
Furthermore, two games against the Rockies in Denver this weekend will be played without the DH.
Fassero will wait
Jeff Fassero was scheduled to play catch today but won’t, though the news on his ailing left arm was good.
“I never felt much pain, I just didn’t have the range of motion to extend on my pitches,” Fassero said. “Today, I’ve got full range back, but they want me to give it one more day of rest.”
He’ll play catch Thursday, start a game on Saturday and - after a second start - be re-evaluated.
Marzano will stick
The 25-man roster is unofficially complete, and the last open spot was claimed by John Marzano, who’ll break camp as the third catcher on a team that likely will have only one reserve infielder - Jeff Huson.
The team will try to talk Pat Listach into accepting a minor-league job, and use Rich Amaral in the outfield and infield if needed.