SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Hector Noesi allowed one run and seven hits in seven innings and Seattle beat Colorado 7-2 Wednesday in the teams' final Cactus League game.
Noesi, who made two late-season starts as rookie a year ago with the New York Yankees, solidified his role as the No. 3 starter with his longest outing of the spring.
Colorado starter Jhoulys Chacin gave up only a first-inning single to Ichiro Suzuki until Seattle bunched seven hits and a walk for five runs in the fourth. John Jaso, who finished with three hits, had a two-run double and Chone Figgins a run-scoring triple in the inning.
Willin Rosario had a pair of doubles for Colorado. Chris Nelson's single in fifth cut the lead to 5-1.