MLB Game Summary - San Diego at Seattle|
(Monday, May 27th)
Final Score: Seattle 9, San Diego 0
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Aaron Harang pitched his seventh career shutout
as the Seattle Mariners blanked the San Diego Padres, 9-0, in the opener of a
two-game set at Safeco Field.
Harang (2-5), who came into the game with an 8.58 ERA, allowed just four hits
and two walks in his 14th career complete game and first since 2009, when he
was a member of the Reds.
"He hit the spots all day," said Mariners manager Eric Wedge. "Did a great job
with his fastball ... thought he did a nice job of dropping that breaking ball
in there from time to time to keep them honest. Just did a great job
controlling the ballgame."
Michael Morse hit a three-run home run, Jason Bay and Kelly Shoppach each had
solo shots and Kendrys Morales drove in two runs in the victory.
San Diego starter Clayton Richard (0-5), who was reinstated from the 15-day
disabled list prior to the game, gave up five runs on seven hits and a
walk over six innings.
"It was a rough start," said Richard. "They were able to jump on some pitches
that weren't executed as well but that's baseball. Really, you have to give
them some credit because it just didn't go our way."
The Mariners scored four runs immediately in the first. Bay homered to begin
the game. Kyle Seager drew a walk and Morales doubled to set up Morse's three-
Shoppach's solo shot started the fourth.
Seattle added four more runs in the seventh. Brendan Ryan singled while Bay
and Seager were walked to load the bases. Morales' single scored Ryan and Bay.
Seager came home on a wild pitch by reliever Anthony Bass. After Morse
popped out, Raul Ibanez ripped a double to right, plating Morales.
Harang made his 300th career start ... Morales went 3-for-5. He is 9-for-19
with seven RBI in his last four games ... Bay made his fourth start in the
leadoff spot ... The Padres have been shut out three times this season ... The
Mariners have won just three of their last nine games against San Diego at
05/28 01:17:27 ET