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Dyson-Haniger duo sparks Seattle; Reds hit 3 HRs

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PEORIA, Ariz. -- Jarrod Dyson and Mitch Haniger, two trade acquisitions intended to add athleticism to Seattle's outfield, put some of that on display Saturday as the Mariners' topped the Reds, 7-6, in Cactus League play at Peoria Stadium.

Dyson, the former Royals speedster, doubled twice, walked, stole two bases, forced a throwing error and scored a pair of runs. Haniger, obtained from the D-backs, continued his hot spring with a 3-for-4 day that included a double and two RBIs as he hiked his Cactus League average to .448 (13-for-29).

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PEORIA, Ariz. -- Jarrod Dyson and Mitch Haniger, two trade acquisitions intended to add athleticism to Seattle's outfield, put some of that on display Saturday as the Mariners' topped the Reds, 7-6, in Cactus League play at Peoria Stadium.

Dyson, the former Royals speedster, doubled twice, walked, stole two bases, forced a throwing error and scored a pair of runs. Haniger, obtained from the D-backs, continued his hot spring with a 3-for-4 day that included a double and two RBIs as he hiked his Cactus League average to .448 (13-for-29).

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"Dyson can change the game," Mariners manager Scott Servais said. "You saw it today. He gets on base and is running all over the place, makes plays in the outfield. He's a fun player to watch. And Haniger, the quality of at-bat, having a plan, situational hitting, doing the whole thing, it's been very, very impressive."

Video: CIN@SEA: Dyson on starting, World Series with Royals

Desmond Jennings, Aristides Aquino and Brandon Dixon all homered for the Reds' split-squad team.

Video: CIN@SEA: Jennings clobbers a two-run homer to left

Jesse Winker, the Reds' No. 3 prospect per MLBPipeline.com, was 2-for-3 with an RBI triple, and shortstop Zack Cozart also had a pair of hits, including a double.

Reds southpaw Brandon Finnegan gave up six hits and three runs in 2 1/3 innings, while Seattle's Chase De Jong allowed four hits and three runs in his first Cactus League start.

Video: CIN@SEA: Haniger lines an RBI single to center field

Andrew Moore, the Mariners' No. 5 prospect, followed De Jong and extended his scoreless streak this spring to six innings before allowing two hits and two runs in his third and final frame of the day.

The Mariners broke a 6-6 tie in the bottom of the eighth when Boog Powell walked, Joe DeCarlo singled and Rayder Ascanio delivered an RBI single.

Reds Up Next: The battery of Bronson Arroyo and Devin Mesoraco will be making their 2017 Cactus League debuts when the split-squad Reds host the Brewers in Goodyear at 4:05 p.m. ET. Arroyo is trying to make the pitching staff after two injured seasons out of the big leagues. Meanwhile at 4:10 p.m. ET in Scottsdale, Rookie Davis will be on the mound vs. the Rockies.

Mariners Up Next: After a strong showing in relief, lefty Ariel Miranda moves back into a starting role for Sunday's 1:10 p.m. PT game against the Angels in Tempe. Miranda will be ticketed for the bullpen if the Mariners' rotation stays intact, but he's thrown well this spring, with one run and four hits allowed in six innings. Max Povse, Rob Whalen and Casey Fien are scheduled to pitch in relief vs. the Halos.

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Greg Johns has covered the Mariners since 1997, and for MLB.com since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB and listen to his podcast.