PEORIA, Ariz. -- Mariners starter Jason Vargas threw three shutout innings in his Cactus League debut Tuesday as Seattle topped San Francisco, 1-0, despite being held to three hits on the day.
Vargas, being brought along slowly this spring after working a career-high 192 2/3 innings last year, allowed just two hits and a walk while throwing 45 pitches.
The Giants had won six of their last seven Cactus League games, but couldn't push across any runs against seven Mariners pitchers.
"It went pretty well," said Vargas. "I found the strike zone and they were swinging, so I got some balls put in play early."
Ryan Vogelsong, a non-roster invitee making his second start of the spring for the Giants, gave up one run on two hits over 3 2/3 innings. Vogelsong, 33, had three walks and five strikeouts. He gave up the lone tally in the fourth on an RBI triple high off the center-field wall by Ryan Langerhans.
Dan Runzler replaced Vogelsong and threw 2 1/3 innings of no-hit ball with one walk. The Mariners managed only Langerhans' triple and base hits by Adam Moore and Josh Wilson. Seattle has now gone seven straight games without a home run.
The Giants, playing mostly backups, were also quiet offensively. Buster Posey was held hitless for the first time this spring as his six-game streak was snapped with an 0-for-3 afternoon. Posey is now batting .529 (9-for-17) with two home runs and seven RBIs in Cactus League play.
San Francisco loaded the bases in the seventh on a double and two walks, but young Mariners lefty Mauricio Robles struck out Ryan Rohlinger to escape the jam.
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