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Mariners bats stay alive, crush Padres 16-4

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BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 17: Robinson Cano #22 of the Seattle Mariners and Nelson Cruz #23 congratulate Kyle Seager #15 after he hit a three run homer against the Baltimore Orioles in the fifth inning on May 17, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

 

SEATTLE – Seth Smith hit two of Seattle’s five home runs and finished with four RBIs, Adam Lind and Kyle Seager both hit three-run homers, and the Mariners pummeled San Diego 16-4 on Tuesday.

Seattle swept the first two games of a four-game set against its interleague rivals with the next two games in San Diego.

The Mariners battered San Diego starter James Shields, didn’t let up against reliever Luis Perdomo and had their biggest run output since scoring 21 against Texas in 2012.

Seattle did most of its damage with two outs. The Mariners scored their first 10 runs after Shields had recorded two outs. The Mariners scored six times in the second inning, capped by Seager’s three-run shot. Smith ended Shields’ day an inning later with the first of his two long balls, a three-run shot that gave Seattle a 10-0 lead.