PEORIA, Ariz. -- Ben Revere and Eric Young ripped back-to-back home runs in the second inning and Yusmeiro Petit turned in a strong start as an Angels split squad topped the Mariners, 9-8, under overcast skies at Peoria Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
Shortstop Jean Segura, playing his second game since returning from the World Baseball Classic, hit his second homer of the spring for the Mariners with a two-run shot in the sixth.
"Jean had some good at-bats, battled the count there and got a breaking ball and hit it out of the ballpark," said Mariners manager Scott Servais. "But there wasn't a lot to talk about early in the game. A nice job by our young guys to put some good at-bats together late."
Revere, who has six homers in 748 regular-season games in seven years in the Majors, launched a three-run blast off Seattle starter Cody Martin, and Young followed with a shot to right field as the Angels jumped to an early 5-0 lead.
Revere went 3-for-3 with a walk, two runs and three RBIs as he hiked his spring average to .421, and shortstop Cliff Pennington also had a three-hit day. Jefry Marte added his third home run of the spring with a leadoff fly that just cleared the fence down the left-field line off Nick Vincent to open the fifth.
Martin, expected to open the year at Triple-A Tacoma, hadn't allowed a run in 9 2/3 innings in five prior appearances, but gave up seven hits and six runs in 2 2/3 frames in his first start of the spring.
Petit was far more efficient in his third start for the Angels, allowing just a Mike Freeman double in the third in his 3 2/3-inning outing. Petit didn't walk a batter and struck out four in a smooth 45-pitch performance.
Angels Up Next: Right-hander Ricky Nolasco, who has logged a 4.00 ERA this spring, will make his fourth Cactus League start against the Padres on Thursday at Peoria Sports Complex. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. PT, live on MLB.TV.
Mariners Up Next: After pitching twice for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic, Felix Hernandez makes his return to Cactus League action Thursday in a 6:05 p.m. PT contest against the Giants in Scottsdale that will be available live on MLB.TV. The Mariners' Opening Day starter is expected to throw about six innings, with Nick Hagadone and Casey Fien in relief.
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