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Silva ends slide as Mariners top Padres

Jun 29, 2008 - 5:58 AM By Tim Powers PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

SAN DIEGO (Ticker) -- Carlos Silva pitched seven solid innings and Adrian Beltre drove in three runs to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 4-2 win over the reeling San Diego Padres on Saturday.

Silva (4-9) allowed two runs over seven innings to pick up his first victory in over two months and snap a stretch of nine consecutive losing decisions.

After signing as a free agent with the Mariners in the offseason, the 29-year-old Silva won his first three decisions for his new team before falling into the losing skid. He yielded eight hits while striking out three and not walking a batter.

"I've been waiting for over two months already, so I was ready to win a game," Silva said. "Especially for me, I want to get into a groove because we've been playing pretty well lately and I want to be a part of the game, too. I've never had a stretch like that."

Arthur Rhodes worked around a single to contribute a scoreless eighth. Brandon Morrow allowed a one-out single in the ninth but recovered to convert his fourth save in as many chances this season.

"(Silva) was really pounding the zone and throwing a lot of strikes," Seattle catcher Jeff Clement said. "Even the hits they had were just seeing-eye singles. He really had it going tonight."

Tony Clark's two-run, pinch-hit single in the seventh was the lone highlight for the Padres, who dropped their season-high seventh straight game.

"We got our hits against their guys, but we just didn't bunch them together," Padres manager Bud Black said. "We spread the hits out. The other times that we got our knocks, we just couldn't get another one, or another one after that."

Beltre and Jeremy Reed used back-to-back doubles in the fourth to build a 2-0 lead against San Diego starter Cha Seung Baek.

Seattle padded the advantage in the sixth with an RBI single by Beltre that chased Baek, and Reed's sacrifice fly gave the Mariners a 4-0 advantage.

"We're looking to really bust out," Seattle manager Jim Riggleman said. "We feel like we could've maybe scored some more runs than we did tonight. We've just got to get a little more going."

Baek (1-4), who came to the Padres in a trade with the Mariners earlier this season, surrendered four runs on eight hits over five innings against his former team. He struck out five and walked one.

Khalil Greene had two hits and scored a run for the Padres, who have lost all six of their interleague series this season.

"This has been a trying time for us," Black said. "It has been a test, but a lot of clubs go through this. The thing about it is our starting pitching is holding us up, we've just got to get the offense going."








  • ML
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SEATTLE 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 4 9 0
    SAN DIEGO 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 10 2 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: SEA - CARLOS SILVA, ARTHUR RHODES (8TH), BRANDON MORROW (9TH) AND
    JEFF CLEMENT
    SDG - CHA SEUNG BAEK, BRYAN COREY (6TH), HEATH BELL
    (8TH), MIKE ADAMS (9TH) AND MICH

    Jun 29 12:25 AM


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    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TONY CLARK SCORED KEVIN KOUZMANOFF AND KHALIL
    GREENE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, T CLARK ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 4
    SAN DIEGO 2 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: J GERUT (.283, 1-FOR-3)

    Mariners 4, Padres 2  Bot 7, 0 OutsJun 28 11:58 PM


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    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY JEFF CLEMENT SCORED JOSE VIDRO.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J REED ON FIRST, A BELTRE ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 4
    SAN DIEGO 0 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: Y BETANCOURT (.275, 1-FOR-2)

    Mariners 4, Padres 0  Top 6, 0 OutsJun 28 11:31 PM


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    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ADRIAN BELTRE SCORED JOSE LOPEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A BELTRE ON FIRST, J VIDRO ON SECOND, R
    IBANEZ ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 3
    SAN DIEGO 0 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J REED (.304, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Mariners 3, Padres 0  Top 6, 0 OutsJun 28 11:26 PM


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    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JEREMY REED SCORED ADRIAN BELTRE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J REED ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 2
    SAN DIEGO 0 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J CLEMENT (.162, 0-FOR-1)

    Mariners 2, Padres 0  Top 4, 0 OutsJun 28 10:52 PM


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    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ADRIAN BELTRE SCORED JOSE LOPEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A BELTRE ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 1
    SAN DIEGO 0 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J REED (.294, 0-FOR-1)

    Mariners 1, Padres 0  Top 4, 0 OutsJun 28 10:51 PM