Final Score: San Diego 1, Seattle 0
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Yonder Alonso hit a solo homer and Jason
Marquis picked up his first win in a San Diego uniform, as the Padres snuck
past the Seattle Mariners, 1-0, in the middle installment of a three-game
Marquis (1-1), making his second start for San Diego, gave up six hits over 6
1/3 innings. He struck out four and walked four.
"Jason did a nice job keeping the ball below the strike zone, kept the ball at
the knees when he needed to throw a strike, threw inside well with the
fastball," Padres manager Bud Black said. "If you were to script out a Jason
Marquis game, that's what it would look like."
The Padres, who took a 5-4 decision in the opener of this series on Tuesday,
have won two straight away from home for the first time since a three-game
sweep at Colorado from September 19-21, 2011.
Hector Noesi (2-7) allowed one run on five hits over seven full frames to take
the hard-luck loss for the Mariners, who have lost four in a row. He struck
out five and walked three.
"Offensively, we've just got to figure this out here at home, it's no secret,"
Mariners manager Eric Wedge said. "We've shown what we're capable of doing it
on the road and we've just gotta work to help these guys get over the hump
here at home."
The Mariners put a runner on third with two outs in the second, but John Jaso
It remained a scoreless game until Alonso hit a homer to right in the seventh.
But Alonso's error in the bottom half of the inning allowed Seattle to load
the bases. Jaso walked and Casper Wells singled with one out. Alonso's missed
catch error allowed Munenori Kawasaki to reach base. Joe Thatcher came in with
the bags full and got Ichiro Suzuki to hit a grounder to third. Chase Headley
went home with the throw for the second out. Dustin Ackley struck out looking
to end the threat.
Seattle put men on the corners with two outs in the eighth, but Jaso struck
Huston Street tossed a perfect ninth for his seventh save of the season.
The Mariners made several roster moves prior to Wednesday's contest. Seattle
activated outfielder Franklin Gutierrez off the 15-day disabled list and
placed outfielder Mike Carp and pitcher Stephen Pryor on the 15-day disabled
list. The Mariners also recalled pitchers Erasmo Ramirez and Steve Delabar and
outfielder Wells from Triple-A Tacoma. Pitcher Blake Beavan and infielder Alex
Liddi were optioned to Tacoma...Headley extended his hitting streak to 10
games with a single in the first inning.
06/14 02:16:39 ET
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