Final Score: Seattle 6, San Diego 1
Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - Robinson Cano's two-run home run helped the
Seattle Mariners to a 6-1 drubbing of the San Diego Padres at Safeco Field on
Jesus Montero also supplied a two-run shot and Kyle Seager drove in two runs
with a double for Seattle, which has won three straight on the heels of a
"I really appreciate the opportunity the Mariners are giving me again," said
Montero. "It was really hard for me, what I was going through last year."
Roenis Elias (6-5) provided seven solid innings for the Mariners, conceding
just one run on three hits with six strikeouts and no walks.
Rene Rivera's homer was one of just four San Diego hits. Eric Stults (2-9) was
reached for four runs -- three earned -- on six hits with a walk and five
strikeouts over five frames for the Padres, who have dropped three straight
and eight of their last nine.
"We've battled," said Rivera. "I haven't seen a guy in here hand his
Rivera opened the scoring in the second for San Diego with a two-out blast to
the second deck in left.
The Mariners went ahead in the home half. Cole Gillespie reached on a missed
catch error by Padres first baseman Tommy Medica and was plated with a two-run
shot to left from Montero.
Cano gave the Mariners a 4-1 lead in the fifth. James Jones got aboard with a
leadoff single, stole second base and moved up to third on a wild pitch before
Cano clubbed a slider over the wall in right.
Seager drove in a pair of runs with the bases loaded in the seventh off a two-
out double that landed into shallow left. Mike Zunino was hit by a pitch to
load the bases again, but Gillespie grounded into a force out to end the
Jones finished 3-for-5 with a run scored ... Montero's homer was his first
since May 8, 2013 ... Seattle starters have allowed just three runs over the
last five starts spanning 34 1/3 innings ... The Mariners have won eight
consecutive day games ... San Diego went 0-for-3 with runners in scoring
position and left three men on base ... Stults has not won since May 10
06/18 03:13:09 ET
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