Prospect Taylor homers twice for Triple-A Tacoma

Prospect Taylor homers twice for Triple-A Tacoma

Shortstop Chris Taylor hit his first two Triple-A home runs in a game shortened to seven innings by rain as Triple-A Tacoma defeated Sacramento, 8-5, on Monday.

Taylor, the Mariners' No. 8 prospect, hit his first home run in the third inning off Sacramento starter Zach Neal. On the next pitch, center fielder James Jones hit a home run of his own. It was also the first home run of the season for Jones, the Mariners' 2009 fourth-round pick.

Taylor hit his second home run in the fifth inning and doubled in his final at-bat of the night. He finished the game 3-for-4 with three runs and four RBIs.

After his big night, Taylor is hitting .364 with a .667 slugging percentage in 17 games.

Greg Johns is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB as well as his Mariners Musings blog. Brian McTaggart contributed to this report. Teddy Cahill is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @tedcahill. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.