Mariners close spring training with loss to Rockies

Mariners close spring training with loss to Rockies
Seattle Mariners' Chris Young throws during the first inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Chris Young tossed shutout ball in his Seattle debut Saturday, providing a much-needed pitching boost for the Mariners as they closed spring training with a 2-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies.

With pitchers Hisashi Iwakuma, Taijuan Walker and Stephen Pryor all sidelined, the Mariners signed Young on Thursday after he was released by Washington. The 34-year-old right-hander allowed four hits, struck out two and issued no walks in 4 2-3 innings as he moves into a rotation spot.

Kyle Seager's RBI single in the second was the lone run off Rockies starter Franklin Morales. He worked around five walks and three hits in 5 1-3 innings, a day after he was selected as the fifth starter.

Seattle newcomer Robinson Cano struck out and flied out before exiting in the third, finishing with a .412 spring average.

The Mariners open the regular season against the Angels in Anaheim on Monday.