San Diego at Seattle

San Diego
W: C. Young (6-4) L: T. Ross (6-6)
HR: SD - C. Quentin (3)   SEA - K. Seager (10),B. Miller (5)

Mariners 5, Padres 1 wire reports

SEATTLE -- Learning that Padres Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn had died completely changed Chris Young's outlook on pitching against his former team.

"I think any fun about pitching against them disappeared this morning with the news of Tony passing," the Mariners' right-hander said after Seattle's 5-1 victory against San Diego on Monday night.

"My condolences go out to his family, the Padres organization, the city of San Diego. He meant a lot to everyone there and I'm grateful I had the opportunity to work with him and get to know him."

The loss capped a somber day for the Padres organization. Gwynn, 54, died Monday morning of oral cancer, a disease he attributed to years of chewing tobacco.

"Even though we're away from San Diego I think the Mariners did a good job of putting Tony out there," Padres manager Bud Black said.

Kyle Seager hit a three-run homer in the first inning, Brad Miller added a solo shot, and Young threw six shutout innings against his former team. San Diego was on the verge of being shut out by Young (6-4) and a pair of relievers until Carlos Quentin hit a solo home run leading off the ninth.

But Gwynn was on everyone's mind at Safeco Field. Seattle honored Gwynn with a video tribute and moment of silence before the game and put a '19' on the dirt in the hole between the shortstop and third baseman. Gwynn called that the "the five-and-a-half hole," and many of his 3,141 hits went through it.

San Diego added black armbands to its uniform in honor of Gwynn, and his No. 19 jersey hung in the Padres dugout. His jersey also was scattered among fans in attendance.

"He is the city of San Diego. You talk Padres baseball, Tony Gwynn is everything there," Young said.

Seager's home run came on a 3-0 pitch from San Diego starter Tyson Ross (6-6). Coming off a 4-for-4 performance on Sunday, Seager was given the green light and hit his 10th home run of the season. Miller followed with a solo shot an inning later.

Robinson Cano added an RBI double as Seattle scored all five runs in the first two innings.

Seager leads Seattle in home runs and has seven hits in his past 10 at-bats with six RBI. James Jones also stole three bases and scored twice for Seattle.

"It's a good feeling that the skipper has confidence in you, that's always good," Seager said. "In that situation I had seen a couple of pitches ... when you get the opportunity you have to make sure you capitalize and get a ball in the air.

Young was once an All-Star for the Padres and has become a valuable acquisition since joining Seattle at the end of spring training. After losing his previous two starts, Young gave up two hits in the first inning and then cruised. He retired 16 of the final 19 batters he faced, giving up a pair of singles and issuing one walk. He matched his season high with six strikeouts.

Joe Beimel, who gave up the final home run in Gwynn's career, pitched one inning of relief for Seattle. Tom Wilhelmsen then got the final six outs, but couldn't complete the shutout giving up Quentin's third home run of the season.

Ross had allowed only one home run in his previous six starts, but struggled all night. He walked a career-high seven and at least one in every inning. Ross pitched into the sixth inning and helped save the Padres bullpen.

"My command wasn't very sharp tonight," Ross said. "I kind of grinded through some innings there and overall just wasn't in the strike zone early and often enough."


Young has now faced all 30 teams in the majors. ... Seattle hopes to send injured 1B Justin Smoak (quad) out on a rehab assignment Wednesday. Corey Hart (hamstring) and Michael Saunders (shoulder) could join Smoak on rehab assignments by the end of the week. ... In 11 career games against Seattle, Gwynn hit .261 (12 for 46) with three doubles and four RBI.

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Players of the Game

K. Seager
AB 2
R 1
H 1
HR 1
San Diego

C. Quentin
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1

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Robinson Cano, 2B3111111 .327
Kyle Seager, 3B2113202 .261
Jesus Montero, DH4010023 .286
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HR - Kyle Seager (10, Ross), Brad Miller (5, Ross)
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Joe Beimel 1000200 1.61
Tom Wilhelmsen 2111011 2.78
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Game Information
Attendance - 17512
Game Time - 2:44
Temperature - 64
Umpires - Home - Dan Iassogna, First Base - C.B. Bucknor, Second Base - Hal Gibson, Third Base - Dale Scott