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June 16, 2014 at 7:36 PM

Game thread: Mariners vs. Padres — June 16, 2014

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FIRST INNING — Young allowed two singles, but got out of the mini-jam when Seager made a nice catch on an Alonso foul popup near the stands. … Chavez led off the bottom of the first with a single but was thrown out at second on a failed sac bunt by Jones. Jones then slid head-first into second base on the next pitch for his eighth steal of the season. Cano walked as Jones stole third, and they both scored when Seager crushed a 3-0 fastball from Ross deep to right. first Mariners homer on a 3-0 pitch since John Jaso on Aug. 10, 2012 at the Angeles (off Ervin Santana). Seager now has 10 homers and 45 RBI, both team highs. Mariners 3, Padres 0.

SECOND INNING — After allowing a leadoff walk, Young got Maybin to ground into a 6-4-3 double play. Cabrera flew out to left. … Miller hit a solo home run to right off Ross, his fifth of the season to push the M’s lead to 4-0. That’s Miller’s fifth homer of the season. Chavez walked, Jones reached on a fielder’s choice, stole second (his third steal in two innings) and scored on Cano’s slicing double just fair to left. Mariners 5, Padres 0.

THIRD INNING — Young continues to cruise along against his old club (the Padres, in fact, complete a major-league cycle of sorts for Young, who has now pitched against all 30 MLB teams). He has four strikeouts and one walk on 45 pitches through three. … Morrison, in another good at-bat after his ugly bat-smashing incident Sunday, drew a leadoff walk. But he was erased when Zunino grounded into a 6-4 double play. Ackley flew out. Mariners 5, Padres 0.

FOURTH INNING — Another 1-2-3 for Young. It’s been said before but, man, where would the M’s be without this guy? … Nothing more for the M’s, despite a one-out walk to Chavez and an opposite-field single by Jones. Cano grounded into a fielder’s choice and Seager grounded out to second. Mariners 5, Padres 0.

FIFTH INNING — Young worked around a leadoff single by Granda, retiring the next three batters. He has allowed just three singles in five shutout innings. … Montero had a leadoff single on an 0-2 pitch; Morrison struck out; Zunino flew out; Ackley was hit by a pitch; Miller walked; Chavez struck out looking to leave the bases loaded. Mariners 5, Padres 0.

SIXTH INNING — Young again worked around a leadoff single, this time from Venable, to escape with his shutout intact. … Ross is done for the Padres after issuing a two-out walk to Seager. That’s a career-high seven walks for Ross in 5.2 innings (plus one hit batter and a wild pitch). Reliever  Blaine Boyer came in and got Montero to ground out to end the inning. Mariners 5, Padres 0.

SEVENTH INNING — Young is done after six full innings. His line: 6 innings, 4 hits (all singles), 1 walk, 6 strikeouts on 88 pitches (56 strikes). Joe Beimel pitched the seventh, getting Maybin to ground into a 1-4-3 double play to end the inning. … Mariners 5, Padres 0.

EIGHTH INNING — Beimel issued a leadoff walk to Cabrera, prompting a call for Tom Wilhelmsen out of the M’s bullpen. Wilhelmsen got pinch hitter Chris Denorfia to ground out; Venable grounded out; and Smith flied out to right to keep the shutout intact. … The M’s went down in order. Mariners 5, Padres 0.

NINTH INNING — Well, there goes the shutout. Quentin belted a leadoff homer to left off Wilhelmsen on an 0-2 pitch. It was Quentin’s third homer of the season. Wilhelmsen got the next three batters in order to end the game in a cool 2 hours, 34 minutes. FINAL: Mariners 5, Padres 1. 



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