Mariners use long ball to end skid
SEATTLE – Kyle Seager’s two-run homer in the sixth inning snapped a 2-all tie and Dae-Ho Lee’s three-run shot capped a five-run eighth inning to give the Seattle Mariners a 9-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Monday.
Seattle snapped a three-game losing streak after getting swept at home by Minnesota, the worst team in the American League, thanks to two big innings.
Seager’s ninth homer of the season broke a 2-all tie and capped a four-run sixth inning for the Mariners. The two-run shot bounced off the top of the wall in right-center field and barely eluded the glove of San Diego’s Matt Kemp.
Adam Lind had a two-run single in the eighth after Seager was intentionally walked and Lee followed with his seventh homer of the year.
The Padres lost for the seventh time in eight games as starter Andrew Cashner (2-5) pitching a season-high 6 1/3 innings.