San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Pitcher Clayton Richard belted the go-ahead
two-run double as part of part of a five-run fourth inning and finished with a
career-high three RBI as the San Diego Padres topped the Seattle Mariners,
9-5, in the opener of a three-game interleague series Friday.
Richard (5-7) wasn't too shabby on the mound, either. He allowed five runs --
three earned -- on six hits and three walks with six strikeouts over 6 2/3
innings to earn the win. Huston Street got the final out of the ninth with two
runners on base to collect his ninth save of the season.
Chase Headley knocked in three runs, Will Venable went 3-for-4 with an RBI and
three runs scored, while Everth Cabrera and Cameron Maybin both drove in one
run for the Padres, who got back in the win column after being swept by the
Franklin Gutierrez went 4-for-5 with a two-run homer and two runs scored
and Miguel Olivo added a solo shot in defeat for the Mariners, who have lost
three of their last four games. Ichiro Suzuki added three hits in the loss.
Kevin Millwood (3-6) was knocked around for eight runs -- five earned -- on
eight hits over five frames. He walked three and struck out three to take the
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