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Gilbert wins 10th, surging Mariners sweep sliding Padres

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Logan Gilbert earned his tenth win to tie for the key league lead, Sam Haggerty hit his first house run in over two months and the Seattle Mariners beat the San Diego Padres 6-2 on Tuesday.

The Mariners, who’ve received 12 of their final 15 video games, swept the two-game set to win their fifth consecutive sequence. Seattle (41-42) moved inside one recreation of .500 for the primary time since Might 4.

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“We performed actually good baseball for a few days in opposition to a staff that’s having an excellent yr,″ Mariners supervisor Scott Servais mentioned. “We’re beginning to get issues happening our aspect.″

Haggerty had three hits, Dylan Moore doubled twice and hot-hitting rookie Julio Rodríguez had two singles for Seattle. Haggerty and Rodriguez additionally each stole a base — Moore, in the meantime, was twice caught stealing.

“We do it with the names which are on the market,″ Servias mentioned. “They perceive who they’re and that’s what it takes to place good streaks collectively. We are able to speak about Julio all you need and it’s nice and he’s superior. Nevertheless it’s the opposite guys round him which are making issues occur so he doesn’t must do it on daily basis.″

The Padres have misplaced 9 of 12.

Gilbert (10-3) allowed one earned run and 6 hits in 5 1/3 innings. He walked three, struck out one and has a 2.61 ERA.

Gilbert, who’s looking for his first All-Star choice, matched Houston’s Justin Verlander and the Dodgers’ Tony Gonsolin atop the massive league win chart. He was extra environment friendly than electrical, and that was nice by Gilbert.

“I don’t suppose I had my greatest stuff right now however I used to be simply looking for a strategy to get out and be aggressive,” Gilbert mentioned.

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He wiggled from an enormous jam within the second when the Padres loaded the bases with no outs.

Final yr, Gilbert may need wobbled. This yr, he went to work and escaped unscathed after getting a groundout from Austin Nola and flyballs from Trent Grisham and C.J. Abrams.

“That’s the distinction,″ Gilbert mentioned. “Simply taking a breath and understanding I’ve the whole lot that I want on the market. It’s only a matter of executing and believing in myself, figuring out that I can get out of issues like that.″

Mike Clevinger (2-1) gave up 4 runs and 6 hits over six innings. With the Padres’ offensive struggles, that was sufficient for the Mariners — San Diego has scored 10 runs in six video games, with 4 coming within the ninth inning on Sunday.

The Padres left 11 runners on base and went 1-for-11 with runners in scoring place.

Clevinger retired the preliminary eight batters earlier than Haggerty’s first house run since April 24 gave Seattle a 1-0 lead within the third. Haggerty sprinted across the bases virtually as rapidly as his shot left the yard.

“I’m simply quick and I stored operating,″ he mentioned.

Seattle scored 3 times within the fourth for a 4-1 lead. Moore hit a two-run double and Haggerty had an RBI single.

The Padres acquired a run within the third on a uncommon error by the Mariners, who entered the sport with 28 miscues, the fewest within the majors. With two on, Eric Hosmer hit a grounder that ricocheted off second baseman Adam Frazier’s glove.

Nomar Mazara had three of San Diego’s eight hits.

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The Mariners head house with a renewed confidence that their season which began slowing is gathering momentum.

“We’re enjoying nicely proper now,″ Gilbert mentioned. “Once we had been going by way of a bit tough stretch earlier, getting a ton of questions on it, I don’t suppose anyone actually panicked. We all know the baseball we will play. We all know we’re actually good.″

TRAINER’S ROOM

Mariners: 1B Ty France (elbow) is anticipated to be activated for this weekend’s sequence in opposition to Toronto.

Padres: LHP Adrian Morejon (shoulder) will start a rehab stint with Triple-A El Paso and will return previous to the All-Star break.

UP NEXT

Mariners: After Wednesday’s day without work, Seattle LHP Marco Gonzalez (4-9) faces the visiting Blue Jays to start out a four-game sequence.

Padres: San Diego resumes play on Thursday when RHP Joe Musgrove (8-2) goes in opposition to the San Francisco Giants within the opener of a four-game sequence at house.

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