Walker throws 3 shutout innings as Mariners top D-backs 11-4

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Taijuan Walker pitched three shutout innings, leading the Seattle Mariners past an Arizona Diamondbacks split-squad 11-4 on Saturday.

Kyle Seager drove in two runs and had two sacrifice flies, and Rickie Weeks hit two doubles.

Diamondbacks starter Rubby De La Rosa walked in a run in the second to start the scoring. In the third, the Mariners added two runs — the first on a sacrifice fly by Seager, the second on Dustin Ackley’s single. Seager drove in another run in the fifth on a sacrifice fly.

Arizona scored twice each in the fifth and eighth innings, but the Mariners had a six-run ninth to put the game away.