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Peavy remains unbeaten as Padres down M's

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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SEATTLE -- It was nothing exceptional the way Jake Peavy saw it, just his usual arsenal of fastballs and changeups.

Yet for some reason, Peavy thrives against the Seattle Mariners.

Peavy pitched three-hit ball for seven shutout innings and matched a season high with 10 strikeouts, leading the San Diego Padres past Seattle 6-1 on Friday night for their eighth straight victory.

"I didn't feel the best, but I'll take it," Peavy said. "I don't classify it best or worst. Anytime this team wins on my day, I'm awfully proud of myself and the 24 other guys."

The surging Padres, who lead the NL West at 26-16, improved to 17-3 in their last 20 games.

"We're playing good defense and we're pitching well," said Brian Giles, who hit a two-RBI double. "That's going to win you games. Even when you go through tough times, that's going to eliminate those six- or seven-game losing streaks."

As usual, the 23-year-old Peavy (4-0) was tough on Seattle. He walked only one and improved to 3-0 against the Mariners.

"It's nothing," he said. "I just happened to make good pitches on nights when they were the opposing team. They have a good offensive ballclub. You've got to be on your A-game to throw against them."

Peavy has pitched 21 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings against Seattle.

"That was probably as dominating a pitching performance as we've seen all year," Mariners manager Mike Hargrove said. "He throws strikes. Everything is firm. He's got good stuff."

Ramon Hernandez hit a solo homer off Ryan Franklin (2-5), and the Padres won despite collecting only four hits.

"Their pitching was good, too," San Diego manager Bruce Bochy said. "We only got four hits, but we got the most out of them. There was some clutch hitting."

Miguel Olivo hit a first-pitch homer leading off the eighth against reliever Dennys Reyes, breaking up the shutout bid. Akinori Otsuka finished the five-hitter.

The Mariners were hitless until Richie Sexson's hard bouncer up the middle leading off the fifth. Bret Boone got Seattle's second hit, an infield dribbler toward third that stayed fair.

Peavy recovered striking out Raul Ibanez between Sexson and Boone, then fanning Jeremy Reed and Olivo to end the threat.

"I got in that one jam when Sexson and Boone led off the inning," Peavy said. "I knew I had to be aggressive. Ibanez swings a good bat."

Hernandez hit his fifth homer on a 1-2 pitch with two outs in the second. Right fielder Ichiro Suzuki leaped at the wall, but the ball dropped into the second row beyond his reach.

The Padres took a 3-0 lead in the fifth, scoring two runs with just one hit. Geoff Blum hit an RBI single to score Sean Burroughs, who drew a one-out walk. Khalil Greene, aboard after being hit by a pitch, scored on Dave Roberts' sacrifice fly.

Suzuki made a highlight-reel catch for that out, snagging the ball backhanded while sprinting toward center.

"It's like they have two center fielders," Giles said.

San Diego made it 6-0 in a three-run seventh, highlighted by Giles' two-run double off Matt Thornton with two outs.

Franklin worked 6 1/3 innings, allowing five runs and three hits. He had five strikeouts but hurt himself with five walks, losing for the fifth time in six decisions.

"They're going good right now," he said. "They aren't swinging at those balls that are an inch or two off the plate."

Notes

  • Peavy struck out 10 against Pittsburgh on April 7, his first start. ... Seattle RHP Jorge Campillo made his major league debut, working the ninth.
  • San Diego is 15-3 this month. Last May, the Padres went 13-14.
  • Suzuki has played in 118 straight games dating to July 11, the seventh longest streak in the majors. Orioles SS Miguel Tejada is first at 797 games, dating to June 2, 2000.
  • Peavy is 6-2 in interleague games. Last July 28, he gave up only three hits in eight innings when the Padres beat Seattle 6-0.
 
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Jake Peavy pitches three-hit ball over seven shutout innings to defeat the M's.  (AP)
Jake Peavy pitches three-hit ball over seven shutout innings to defeat the M's. (AP)

Players of the Game
San Diego

J. Peavy
IP 7.0
H 3
ER 0
BB 1
K 10
San Diego

B. Giles
AB 4
R 0
H 1
HR 0
RBI 2
 
San Diego Padres
Dave Roberts, CF3101100 .248
Mark Sweeney, DH2000100 .351
   a- Miguel Ojeda, PH-DH1101000 .179
   b- Robert Fick, PH-DH1000011 .364
Ryan Klesko, LF4010024 .276
    Damian Jackson, LF0000100 .235
Brian Giles, RF4012103 .283
Phil Nevin, 1B4000012 .253
Ramon Hernandez, C4111011 .303
Sean Burroughs, 3B3100111 .271
Khalil Greene, SS3100020 .239
Geoff Blum, 2B3111110 .258
Totals326466912 
a-hit into fielder's choice for Sweeney in the 7th
b-struck out for Ojeda in the 9th
Batting
2B - Brian Giles (11, Thornton)
HR - Ramon Hernandez (5, Franklin)
SF - Dave Roberts (2)
RBI - Dave Roberts (12), Miguel Ojeda (3), Brian Giles 2 (26), Ramon Hernandez (21), Geoff Blum (8)
2-OUT RBI - Brian Giles 2 (10), Ramon Hernandez (7)
Team LOB - 7
San Diego Padres
Jake Peavy (W,4-0) 73001100 2.29
Dennys Reyes 1211001 3.52
Akinori Otsuka 1000110 2.21
Pitches-Strikes - Jake Peavy 111-72, Dennys Reyes 18-13, Akinori Otsuka 20-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jake Peavy 6-5, Dennys Reyes 2-1
Batters Faced - Jake Peavy 25, Dennys Reyes 5, Akinori Otsuka 4
Seattle Mariners
Ichiro Suzuki, RF4010011 .333
Randy Winn, LF4000012 .287
Adrian Beltre, 3B4000012 .231
Richie Sexson, 1B3010120 .226
Raul Ibanez, DH4000012 .265
Bret Boone, 2B4020011 .271
Jeremy Reed, CF4000014 .241
Miguel Olivo, C3111022 .155
Wilson Valdez, SS2000110 .209
Totals3215121114 
Batting
HR - Miguel Olivo (2, Reyes)
RBI - Miguel Olivo (14)
SB - Wilson Valdez (2, 2nd base off Peavy/Hernandez)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
E - Bret Boone (5, misplayed grounder)
Seattle Mariners
Ryan Franklin (L,2-5) 6.1355551 4.53
Matt Thornton 0.2111020 6.52
J.J. Putz 1000010 2.35
Jorge Campillo 1000110 0.00
HBP - Greene (by Ryan Franklin)
WP - Matt Thornton (3)
Pitches-Strikes - Ryan Franklin 108-65, Matt Thornton 17-11, Jorge Campillo 17-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ryan Franklin 3-11, Matt Thornton 1-0, Jorge Campillo 1-2
Batters Faced - Ryan Franklin 28, Matt Thornton 4, J.J. Putz 3, Jorge Campillo 5
Game Information
Attendance - 38400
Game Time - 2:47
Temperature - 59
Umpires - Home - Marty Foster, First Base - Jim Joyce, Second Base - Kevin Kelley, Third Base - Dana DeMuth