March 25, 2013 in Sports

D-backs pound Saunders

Associated Press

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – After missing his last start because of a tired arm, Arizona Diamondbacks starter Wade Miley says his left arm feels fine following Arizona’s 8-4 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.

Miley allowed four runs and six hits while throwing 63 pitches in 3 1/3 innings. Before Sunday’s game, he had tossed just four innings this spring. His last outing was March 7.

Seattle starter Joe Saunders was hit hard, allowing eight runs, seven hits and four walks in five innings. He has an 11.57 ERA this spring.

Saunders, who signed a one-year $6.5 million deal with Seattle, said, “I feel like I am right on track. I felt like I was a little tired today, but my arm feels good.”Paul Goldschmidt was 2 for 2, hitting a two-run single in the third and a two-run homer in the fifth, Geraldo Parra added two hits and scored twice, while Aaron Hill drove in two for Arizona.

Franklin Gutierrez homered leading off the game, and Kendrys Morales put Seattle ahead 4-1 with a three-run homer in the third. The M’s have a major league-high 50 homers this spring.

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