MLB Game Summary - San Diego at Seattle|
(Tuesday, May 28th)
Final Score: San Diego 6, Seattle 1
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Edinson Volquez hurled 7 2/3 innings of one-run
ball to guide the San Diego Padres to a 6-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on
Volquez (4-5) gave up four hits and walked three while striking out five to
pick up his first win since May 5.
Jedd Gyorko hit a two-run homer and scored twice and Mark Kotsay drove in a
pair for the Padres, who had dropped five of their last six games entering the
Jesus Sucre's sacrifice fly in the second inning provided the lone run for the
Mariners, losers in nine of their last 11 games.
Brandon Maurer (2-7) was tagged for six runs -- five earned -- on nine hits
over 5 2/3 innings to absorb the loss.
With the bases loaded and one out in the second, Sucre lifted a fly ball to
right field to score Michael Morse. Volquez was able to get out of the early
jam after getting Brendan Ryan to fly out to end the inning.
Gyorko put the Padres ahead in the fourth with his two-run shot. It was his
sixth homer of the season.
The Mariners looked to add another run in the fourth. With Morse on first
base, Michael Saunders ripped an extra-base hit to the wall in right-center
field. Alexi Amarista fired the relay throw to Everth Cabrera, who turned and
delivered a strike as Morse was sliding into the plate.
"Great play. It was a touch offline, but strength to the throw and (Grandal)
got back in front of the plate, protected home. It was a big out for us, a big
momentum swing for us," said Padres manager Bud Black.
Morse apparently injured his right quad on the play and left the game.
Amarista added a solo homer in the fifth inning and San Diego scored three
more in the sixth to take a 6-1 lead.
With the bases loaded and one out, Kotsay laced a base hit to center field to
score Yonder Alonso and Yasmani Grandal. Chris Denorfia drove in Gyorko two
batter later on Nick Franklin's fielding error at second base.
Volquez is 4-0 over six career starts against the Mariners ... The Padres have
won six of the last eight games against Seattle ... The Mariners were 0-for-4
with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base ... Maurer has
dropped four straight decisions and hasn't won since April 25.
05/29 02:56:39 ET