PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) – Matt Garza had a positive outing for his new team, pitching four solid innings Monday in the Chicago Cubs’ 5-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners.
Acquired from Tampa Bay this winter in an eight-player trade, Garza had struggled in two of his first three appearances with the Cubs. He was much better against Seattle, giving up a run and three hits with three strikeouts and two walks.
The right-hander pitched a no-hitter against Detroit last season while going 15-10 with a 3.91 ERA in 32 starts.
Adam Kennedy drove in two runs with a sixth-inning single for the Mariners, an inning after Chone Figgins doubled in the tying run.
Figgins and Justin Smoak, a pair of projected starters, had two hits each. Josh Wilson was 2 for 2 and scored twice. The Mariners are unbeaten in eight straight spring games, including a tie.
Seattle starter Doug Fister threw 4 1-3 innings, allowing two runs and six hits. He walked three in his fourth start of spring training.
Ex-Mariner Bryan LaHair doubled in two runs in the first inning for the Cubs.
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