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May 28, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Game thread: Padres 6, Mariners 1

We’re underway here on a beautiful night as the Brandon Maurer looks to bounce back from a start in which he gave up seven runs in three innings.

Update: Michael Morse leaves the game in the fourth inning after an awkward slide at home plate. He was called out on the play. Endy Chavez moves to right field, where Morse was playing, and Jason Bay enters the game in left field.

End first: Mariners 0, Padres 0. Maurer retired the first two batters but then gave up two hits — a double off the wall in center and a single to left — but he rebounded and got the final out to strand both runners. The Mariners were then retired in order in the bottom of the inning against Edinson Volquez (5.76 ERA entering the night).

End second: Mariners 1, Padres 0. The Mariners got on the board, but they should have probably scored more. Maurer retired the Padres three up, three down in the top half of the inning. He looks pretty sharp so far. Kendrys Morales got the Mariners their first hit of the night on a swinging bunt back to the mound. Volquez bobbled the ball, and it was originally ruled an error, but Morales was later credited with a single. Michael Morse and Michael Saunders both followed with walks to load the bases with no outs. And that brought up rookie Nick Franklin, who hit into a fielder’s choice in his first at bat (remember, he walked in his first plate appearance last night). Jesus Sucre puts the Mariners on the board with a sacrifice fly to right field that drives in a run. But that’s all Seattle got.

End third: Mariners 1, Padres 0. Maurer has been great when men have gotten in scoring position so far (Small sample size, I know, but still…). He retired Chase Headley, the Padres’ No. 3 hitter, with a man on third to keep San Diego scoreless. The Mariners then went three up, three down for the second time.

End fourth: Padres 2, Mariners 1. Maurer cracks by giving up a two-run blast to Jedd Gyorko with two outs. In some ways it was a tough break for Maurer because he nearly got out of the inning with a double play the batter before. In the bottom of the inning, Michael Morse singled and Michael Saunders followed with a crisply hit line drive into the right-center gap. Morse tried to score on the play, but was thrown out by a good two steps at home. It really wasn’t close, and it was the second out of the inning. Franklin then struck out looking to end the inning. Another missed opportunity for the Mariners. Endy Chavez moves to right field and Jason Bay comes in to play left field. Michael Morse is out after the play at the plate. It was an awkward looking slide at the plate. Will get an update as soon as I can.

End fifth: Padres 3, Mariners 1. Maurer has pitched pretty well so far, but he hasn’t been able to keep the ball in the park. He gave up his second home run of the night, this one a solo shot to Alexi Amarista. Mariners go three up, three down for third time in five innings.

End sixth: Padres 6, Mariners 1. The Padres strike for three runs after Maurer gives up three singles and a walk. Maurer gets hit with three more runs (two earned) in the sixth inning. Nick Franklin’s error on a routine ground ball allowed a run to score on a play that should have ended the inning. Mariners go three up, three down for fourth time in the game.

End seventh: Padres 6, Mariners 1. The Padres go three up, three down. First time since the second inning. The Mariners get a base runner, but only one (Michael Saunders on a walk) and leave him stranded.

End eighth: Padres 6, Mariners 1. The Padres don’t threaten in the top half of the eighth. The Mariners get two runners on for the first time since the fourth inning, but they leave them stranded when Kendrys Morales flies out.

Ninth: Padres 6, Mariners 1. The Padres go three up, three down for the third straight inning. Three more outs to go for the Mariners to get something going on a night when their offense has really struggled.

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