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Pineda, Mariners bullpen shut down Padres

May 22, 2011 - 5:29 AM San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Rookie hurler Michael Pineda sparkled again, striking out nine batters and giving up just two hits in seven innings, and the Mariners rolled to a 4-0 victory over the Padres to take the first two games of their weekend interleague series.

Pineda (6-2) walked just one batter and was rarely in trouble, giving up only a double to Orlando Hudson in the second inning and a single to Eric Patterson in the sixth.

The 22-year-old righty struck out the last three batters he faced in the seventh, turning the ball over to the Seattle bullpen to lock down the club's fourth straight win.

San Diego has dropped four of its last five games. Clayton Richard (2-5) took the loss, allowing three runs on seven hits and a walk in five innings.

The Padres were shut out for the ninth time this season and the sixth time at home -- tied for the most ever in a season at Petco Park. The Mariners picked up their fifth shutout of the year.

Pineda, in his first major league at-bat, reached base on an error by Richard in the second inning. He also reached on a fielder's choice in the sixth.

"Another good ballgame," Mariners manager Eric Wedge said of his starter. "It was different for him seeing as he had to hit and was on the basepaths. But all in all he was tremendous, as he has been all year long."

Earlier in the second inning, the Mariners took a 2-0 lead with a rally sparked by three consecutive singles from Franklin Gutierrez, Brendan Ryan and Mike Wilson. Gutierrez scored on Wilson's hit through the right side and Ryan came home on Jack Wilson's sacrifice fly to center.

Ryan was hit by a pitch in the fourth inning and Mike Wilson followed with a gapper to the left-center field wall for an RBI double and 3-0 Mariners lead.

Wilson tried to score on Jack Wilson's single to center field, but Cameron Maybin charged the ball and one-hopped a perfect throw to the plate to get him.

Seattle scored its other run in the sixth, after Richard was relieved by Pat Neshek, when Jack Wilson singled and scored on catcher Kyle Phillips' error on a pickoff attempt.

David Pauley relieved Pineda to start the eighth and struck out all three batters he faced. Jamey Wright worked around two singles to get out of the ninth.

Game Notes

The Mariners are 5-1 since a six-game losing streak...The Padres are 1-3 on an eight-game homestand...Richard has lost five of his last six starts (1-5).

  • SEATTLE: 4
    SAN DIEGO: 0

    May 22 12:52 AM

  • Jack Wilson scored on Kyle Phillips's thowing error on a pickoff attempt with two out. Runners on first and second and Chone Figgins at the plate.

    Mariners 4, Padres 0  Top 6, 2 OutsMay 21 11:46 PM

  • Mike Wilson double to right scored Brendan Ryan with one out. Runner on second and Jack Wilson due up.

    Mariners 3, Padres 0  Top 4, 1 OutMay 21 10:59 PM

  • Jack Wilson sacrifice fly to center scored Brendan Ryan with two out. On the play, Mike Wilson advances to second on the throw. Runner on second and Michael Pineda due up.

    Mariners 2, Padres 0  Top 2, 2 OutsMay 21 10:28 PM

  • Mike Wilson singled to right scored Franklin Gutierrez with one out. On the play, Brendan Ryan advances to third. Runners on first and third and Jack Wilson due up.

    Mariners 1, Padres 0  Top 2, 1 OutMay 21 10:23 PM

  • SEATTLE: 0
    SAN DIEGO: 0
    Top 1, 1 Out

    May 21 10:07 PM
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    Mariners vs. PadresMay 21 8:25 PM