Dinelson Lamet opened with 6 1/3 hitless innings to earn his first victory since Aug. 15, 2017 as the San Diego Padres defeated the host Seattle Mariners 9-4 Tuesday night.
Fernando Tatis Jr., Eric Hosmer and Josh Naylor homered for the Padres, who have defeated the Mariners seven straight times in interleague play.
Lamet (1-2), a right-hander who missed the entire 2018 campaign and the first three months of this season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, pitched seven scoreless innings. He was effectively wild, allowing two hits, walking four and striking out 12, equaling his career-high.
Seattle, which had been no-hit twice since the All-Star break, including Saturday in Houston, finally solved Lamet in the seventh inning.
Daniel Vogelbach led off the bottom of the inning by looking at a called third strike and was ejected by home-plate umpire Mark Wegner for arguing the call. Omar Narvaez then lined a to right-center field and Kyle Seager followed with a double down the left-field line, putting runners at second and third. But Lamet got Austin Nola to pop out to shortstop and struck out Dylan Moore.
The Padres opened the scoring with a five-run fifth against left-hander Wade LeBlanc (6-5).
The Padres seemingly put the game away in the eighth as Hosmer hit a two-run homer and Naylor added a solo shot, both off Mariners right-hander Erik Swanson.
The Mariners scored all four of their runs off left-hander Adrian Morejon in the eighth, including a two-run homer by Tim Lopes for his first major-league hit.
M’s utility man Tim Beckham will miss the rest of the season after being suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball for testing positive for Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance. … RHP Brandon Brennan returned from a rehabilitation assignment at Triple-A Tacoma and was activated from the 10-day injured list and IF Tim Lopes was activated from the 7-day concussion list. RHP Gerson Bautista was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma. … RHP David McKay was claimed off waivers by Detroit. McKay appeared in seven games with the M’s, going 0-0 with a 5.14 ERA.
By the numbers
1 and 5: Runs and hits for the M’s in a 25-inning span before breaking out in the eighth inning.
Our take from Right Field
With the trades of sluggers Jay Bruce and Edwin Encarnacion, the injury to Mitch Hanger and Beckham’s suspension, the M’s have lost about half of the bona fide bats they entered the season with.
The M’s and Padres conclude their two-game interleague series at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday at T-Mobile Park. LHP Yusei Kikuchi (4-8, 5.49 ERA) is scheduled to face Padres LHP Joey Lucchesi (7-6, 4.23 ERA).
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