Volquez shuts down Seattle in Padres' 6-1 win

By Tim Booth

Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, May 28 2013 11:52 p.m. MDT

Seattle Mariners second baseman Nick Franklin, left, looks up with San Diego Padres' Carlos Quentin for the call at second base during the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in Seattle. Quentin was safe at second on a ground out by Yasmani Grandal.

Elaine Thompson, Associated Press

SEATTLE — Edinson Volquez pitched into the eighth inning and Jedd Gyorko and Alexi Amarista each homered, and the San Diego Padres beat the Seattle Mariners 6-2 on Tuesday.

The teams split the brief two-game set in Seattle, but will be right back at it on Wednesday in San Diego for two more games as the "natural rivals" conclude their season series.

Gyorko hit a two-run shot in the fourth inning off Seattle starter Brandon Maurer, his sixth homer of the season. Amarista followed with a solo shot an inning later and the Padres knocked out Maurer (2-7) with three runs in the sixth as they won for just the second time in the past seven games.

Seattle's bats got very little done against Volquez (4-5) and its lineup lost its most potent punch after right fielder Michael Morse had to leave the game in the fifth inning.

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