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Mariners 4, Padres 0

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SAN DIEGO -- Seattle rookie starter Michael Pineda reached base twice on Saturday night, or only once fewer than the San Diego Padres did through eight innings.

That's how well it's going for the Mariners and their talented pitchers, and how poorly things are going for the Padres in their own ballpark.

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Pineda allowed only two hits while striking out nine in seven dominating innings and Mike Wilson had two run-scoring hits to lead the Mariners to a 4-0 victory against the scuffling Padres.

Pineda (6-2) and relievers David Pauley and Jamey Wright combined to four-hit the Padres and strike out 13. It was Seattle's fifth shutout of the season and its 26th in interleague play, the most by any team since the AL and NL began playing each other in 1997.

"Michael threw another good ballgame," manager Eric Wedge said. "It was a different type of ballgame for him, seeing as how he had to go up and hit and he was on the basepaths a couple times. All in all, he handled himself tremendous, as he has all year long."

Pineda frustrated the Padres with his fastball and slider. Since the game was in an NL ballpark, he also had to hit for the first time. He put the ball in play twice, reaching on an error on Padres starter Clayton Richard in the second and a fielder's choice in the sixth, a play in which Brendan Ryan was caught in a rundown but eventually led to the Mariners scoring their final run.

"Today is a big day for me, yes," Pineda said. "It's my first time hitting in the big leagues. So the baserunning, a little ground ball, I was running nice and easy, but when I looked at the pitcher, oh, the error, I'm running fast. The second time when the pitcher, a ground ball nice and easy, he's looking for third base and I'm running fast."

As Ryan was caught in a rundown between third and home, Jack Wilson took third and Pineda advanced to second. Wilson scored on catcher Kyle Phillips' errant pickoff throw to make it 4-0.

The Padres were shut out for the ninth time, the most in the majors. San Diego's home record of 8-17 also is the worst in the bigs. The Padres have totaled one run, eight hits and 22 strikeouts in the first two games of this series, and must face reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Felix Hernandez on Sunday. They've struck out 39 times in the first four games of this eight-game homestand.

"I don't know if there is anything specific I could point to," Padres leadoff batter Will Venable said about San Diego's struggles at Petco Park. "I'm not sure. It's nothing really about the ballpark that makes a difference."

The Mariners won their fourth straight game. Jack Wilson had two hits, an RBI and scored a run.

The Mariners frustrated the light-hitting Padres for the second straight night. After Erik Bedard allowed only three singles while striking out nine in Friday night's 4-1 win, Pineda allowed only a double to Orlando Hudson in the second and a single by pinch-hitter Eric Patterson in the sixth. The big right-hander struck out the side in his last inning, the seventh, the third time in his nine big league starts that he's struck out nine. He hasn't allowed a run during his last 14 innings in his last two starts.

"Good fastball. He locates pretty well," Venable said. "His sinker, if it's up, the bottom kind of falls out, almost like a curveball. He's a good, young, talented kid."

Pauley struck out the side in the eighth and Wright struck out Will Venable leading off the ninth, making it seven straight Padres to go down on strikes. Wright allowed two straight singles before getting the final two outs.

The Padres had only one runner reach third. Chase Headley walked leading off the fourth, stole second and advanced on Ryan Ludwick's fly out before being stranded.

The Mariners had three straight singles with one out in the second against Richard (2-5), including Mike Wilson's base hit to bring in the game's first run. Jack Wilson followed with a sacrifice fly to make it 2-0.

After Brendan Ryan was hit by a pitch with one out in the fourth, Mike Wilson followed with an RBI double to right-center.

Richard allowed three runs and seven hits in five innings, struck out two and walked one.

Notes

Hernandez will oppose San Diego's Tim Stauffer on Sunday. ... The Mariners have allowed two or fewer runs in their last five games. ... Seattle starters have gone at least seven innings in eight straight starts and 13 of 17. ... Richard is 0-3 in five home starts. The Padres have scored four runs while he was in those games.

 
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Players of the Game
Seattle

M. Wilson
AB 4
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 2
Seattle

M. Pineda
IP 7.0
H 2
ER 0
BB 1
K 9
 
Seattle Mariners
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ichiro Suzuki, RF4010103 .290
Chone Figgins, 3B5000023 .212
Justin Smoak, 1B5010011 .267
Miguel Olivo, C3000110 .208
Franklin Gutierrez, CF4110002 .083
Brendan Ryan, SS2210100 .217
Mike Wilson, LF4022011 .200
Jack Wilson, 2B3121001 .256
Michael Pineda, P3000013 .000
    David Pauley, P0000000 .000
   a- Adam Kennedy, PH1010000 .270
    Jamey Wright, P0000000 .000
Totals3449336  
a-doubled for Pauley in the 9th
Batting
2B - Justin Smoak (12, Richard), Mike Wilson (1, Richard), Adam Kennedy (5, Qualls)
SF - Jack Wilson (2)
RBI - Mike Wilson 2 (3), Jack Wilson (5)
CS - Ichiro Suzuki (4, 2nd base by Richard/Phillips)
Team LOB - 8
Seattle Mariners
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Michael Pineda (W,6-2) 7200190 2.16
David Pauley 1000030 1.07
Jamey Wright 1200010 1.71
Pitches-Strikes - Michael Pineda 99-69, David Pauley 13-10, Jamey Wright 21-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Michael Pineda 5-7, Jamey Wright 1-1
Batters Faced - Michael Pineda 24, David Pauley 3, Jamey Wright 5
San Diego Padres
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Will Venable, RF4000021 .223
Chase Headley, 3B3010121 .255
Ryan Ludwick, LF4010002 .241
Brad Hawpe, 1B4000023 .232
Cameron Maybin, CF4000023 .261
Orlando Hudson, 2B3010010 .233
Kyle Phillips, C3000011 .158
Alberto Gonzalez, SS3000010 .197
Clayton Richard, P1000010 .000
    Pat Neshek, P0000000 .000
   a- Eric Patterson, PH1010000 .203
    Ernesto Frieri, P0000000 .000
   b- Jorge Cantu, PH1000010 .202
    Chad Qualls, P0000000 .000
Totals31040113  
a-singled for Neshek in the 6th
b-struck out for Frieri in the 8th
Batting
2B - Orlando Hudson (5, Pineda)
SB - Chase Headley (5, 2nd base off Pineda/Olivo)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Cameron Maybin 1
DP - Phillips-Hudson
E - Kyle Phillips (1, Throwing), Clayton Richard (3, Misplayed grounder)
San Diego Padres
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Clayton Richard (L,2-5) 5733120 4.85
Pat Neshek 1110210 1.54
Ernesto Frieri 2000020 1.80
Chad Qualls 1100010 2.13
IBB - Suzuki by Pat Neshek
HBP - Ryan (by Clayton Richard)
Pitches-Strikes - Clayton Richard 100-63, Pat Neshek 22-9, Ernesto Frieri 27-21, Chad Qualls 13-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Clayton Richard 7-5, Pat Neshek 1-1, Ernesto Frieri 1-3, Chad Qualls 1-1
Batters Faced - Clayton Richard 23, Pat Neshek 6, Ernesto Frieri 6, Chad Qualls 4
Game Information
Attendance - 34648
Game Time - 2:46
Temperature - 64
Umpires - Home - Marvin Hudson, First Base - Ted Barrett, Second Base - Brian Runge, Third Base - Tim McClelland