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Mariners rally with 3-run 8th to beat Giants

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PEORIA, Ariz. -- The Mariners rallied for a 6-5 victory over the Giants on Saturday afternoon at Peoria Stadium on a day more defined by the stinginess of San Francisco starter Matt Moore and some opportunistic offense by both teams.

Trailing 5-3 heading into the bottom of the eighth inning, the Mariners loaded the bases before drawing two consecutive walks (one by Tyler O'Neill, one by Chantz Mack) and a Mike Freeman sacrifice fly that put them ahead.

PEORIA, Ariz. -- The Mariners rallied for a 6-5 victory over the Giants on Saturday afternoon at Peoria Stadium on a day more defined by the stinginess of San Francisco starter Matt Moore and some opportunistic offense by both teams.

Trailing 5-3 heading into the bottom of the eighth inning, the Mariners loaded the bases before drawing two consecutive walks (one by Tyler O'Neill, one by Chantz Mack) and a Mike Freeman sacrifice fly that put them ahead.

Video: SF@SEA: Mack ties the game with a bases-loaded walk

Moore, the Giants' southpaw, was perfect for 3 2/3 innings and didn't give up a hit until allowing a Guillermo Heredia single with one out in the fifth. Moore ended up tossing five shutout frames, giving up only two singles and striking out four without walking a batter.

Video: SF@SEA: Moore fans four over five scoreless innings

San Francisco's bats got going early with three consecutive hits against Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma. Denard Span led off with a single, Joe Panik doubled him home for a quick 1-0 lead and Jarrett Parker followed with an RBI single. Parker added a solo homer to begin the third, his team-leading fourth long ball this spring, and Span tacked on an RBI triple in the sixth to make it 4-0.

Asked whether Parker could do anything else to win the left-field vacancy, Giants manager Bruce Bochy observed, "He's been playing well on defense, too. I just watch his jumps on the ball, [and] he's throwing out some good at-bats."

Video: SF@SEA: Panik laces an RBI double down the line

Iwakuma battled through his 3 2/3 innings, giving up three runs on six hits while striking out five without walking a batter. Iwakuma continued his progression toward the regular season, throwing 65 pitches (50 strikes).

"I don't think too much about the end result as long as I get my job done for the day," Iwakuma said through an interpreter. "I need to work on a few things. I still need to fine-tune a couple of pitches. I also need to keep some of my pitches down in the zone. Overall, it's more getting something out of your start. I felt like I got something out of this one today."

Cut4: Gamel's catch

The Giants kept the Mariners off the scoreboard until a three-run sixth inning against David Hernandez, when Kyle Seager produced an RBI triple off the right-center field wall, Danny Valencia followed with an RBI double to center and Heredia knocked an RBI double.

Video: SF@SEA: Seager drives an RBI triple to center field

But San Francisco answered with another run in the seventh when Chris Marrero hit a solo homer.

Video: SF@SEA: Marrero smashes a solo home run to left field

Giants Up Next: Right-hander Jeff Samardzija, who twice has pitched into the fourth inning without completing it, will again attempt to build stamina as the Giants entertain Milwaukee in a 1:05 p.m. PT encounter on Sunday at Scottsdale Stadium. The game can be seen live on MLB.TV.

Mariners Up Next: The Mariners will travel to Surprise to take on the division rival Rangers, in a 1:05 p.m. PT start. The game can be watched live on MLB.TV. Left-hander Dillon Overton will get the ball for Seattle as left-hander James Paxton pitches in a nearby Minor League game. Overton, who came over from Oakland in a trade on Jan. 26, went 1-3 with an 11.57 ERA in seven games (five starts) for the A's last year.

Watch every out-of-market regular-season game live on MLB.TV.

Doug Miller is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @DougMillerMLB.

Chris Haft has covered the Giants since 2005, and for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat and listen to his podcast.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Hisashi Iwakuma, Chris Marrero, Matt Moore, Jarrett Parker