Putz makes debut as D-backs top Mariners 8-5
Friday, March 9, 2012
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Diamondbacks closer J.J. Putz made his spring training debut on Friday, allowing a solo home run in an inning during Arizona's 8-5 win over the Seattle Mariners.
Five players homered for the Diamondbacks at Peoria Sports Complex: Chris Young, Ryan Roberts, Aaron Hill and Rusty Ryal for Arizona and Carlos Peguero for the Mariners.
Mariners left-hander Jason Vargas, who is slated to be their No. 2 starter, allowed five runs in four innings. He struck out four and walked one.
Roberts hit a three-run home run -- his third of the spring -- off Vargas in the fourth inning. Hill hit a solo home run off Vargas in the first.
Peguero hit his third home run of the spring, a solo shot off Putz in the fourth. Young also hit a solo home run, his second of the spring.