DENVER -- The Mariners clubbed three early homers, scored seven runs over the first three innings and held off the Rockies' late rally, propelling Seattle to an 8-7 win in Monday's series opener at Coors Field.
Robinson Cano, Jesus Montero and Brad Miller delivered RBI hits in a four-run first inning. Kyle Seager and Nelson Cruz went back-to-back off Eddie Butler (3-8) to give Seattle a 6-1, second-inning lead. Miller homered in the third, and Butler was gone one inning later, giving up seven hits and a career-high seven runs over just four frames.
Greg Johns is a reporter for MLB.com. Dargan Southard is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.