Published February 24, 2013
PEORIA, Ariz. – Raul Ibanez hit a three-run homer off former teammate Freddy Garcia to spark a five-run first-inning and lead the Seattle Mariners to an 8-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday.
Garcia and Ibanez were twice teammates in Seattle and played together last season for the New York Yankees.
Ibanez, who will turn 41 this season, sent a sinker over the right field wall for his first homer of the spring.
Mike Morse and Michael Saunders followed Ibanez with back-to-back doubles before Garcia recorded his first out, a strikeout of Jesus Montero. The 36-year-old Garcia allowed five hits and four earned runs in his only inning.
Robert Andino and Kyle Seager each went 2 for 3 with a run scored for the Mariners.
Starter Erasmo Ramirez got the win with one inning of work for Seattle, which used nine pitchers to hold the Padres to nine hits.