Mariners Sweep Padres

ms padres061714Jesus Montero and Robinson Cano each cracked a two-run home run and rookie Roenis Elias threw a seven-inning gem as the Mariners topped the Padres, 6-1, on Tuesday to sweep a two-game Interleague series at Safeco Field. Cano added his fourth home run of the year in the fifth inning when he drove an easy line drive into the right-field seats. The $240 million free agent went 1-for-3 with a walk, and he is batting .327 with 39 RBIs in his first season for Seattle.

Kyle Seager delivered a two-run bases-loaded double in the seventh to give Elias a 6-1 lead and raise his team-leading RBI total to 47.

Rookie center fielder James Jones went 3-for-5 and stole his fourth base in the past two games, having the speed to take second in the fifth inning even after getting picked off first by Stults.

Jones has the most stolen bases of any American League rookie with 11, and he is batting .291 in 43 games since being called up.

The win was the third straight for Seattle, which improved to 37-34 and now heads to San Diego for two more Interleague games at Petco Park against a Padres club that fell to 29-42 and has lost eight of its last nine.

June 17, 2014 from Greg Johns / MLB.com