MLB: Mariners 9, Brewers 5

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) -- Ben Sheets never seems to get the feel for his curveball in Arizona's dry heat.

Sheets was roughed up for five runs and seven hits in three-and-a-third innings yesterday in the Brewers' nine-to-five loss to the Seattle Mariners.

Sheets is likely to be Milwaukee's opening-day starter and is known for having one of the best curveballs in the game.

But he allowed a two-run homer to Raul Ibanez in the third, and one inning later lost the lead for good with Ichiro Suzuki hit a two-run single.

Still, Sheets says he's been having his healthiest spring since 2002.

Back and shoulder injuries hampered him the past four seasons.

Seattle starter Felix Hernandez allowed four runs - three earned - and six hits in five innings.

He struck out six and walked none.

Geoff Jenkins went deep for the Brewers.

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