The Seattle Mariners hosted the San Diego Padres on Thursday night in the final game of their three-game interleague series. Thursday's finale went much the same as the first two games and the end result was a loss by a final score of 6-2 and a sweep by the worst team in baseball.
Seattle starter Erasmo Ramirez kept the Padres scoreless until the top of the fifth, when he gave up an RBI single to Will Venable and a groundout combined with a throwing error allowed two more San Diego runs to score. The Padres pushed their lead to 6-0 in the sixth inning with RBI hits by Chris Denorfia, Jesus Guzman and John Baker.
In the bottom of the seventh, the Mariners finally broke through with their first run in fifteen innings. Dustin Ackley hit a two-out single that brought Franklin Gutierrez home to avoid the shutout. In the bottom of the eighth, Gutierrez hit an RBI single of his own to add another Mariners run. Unfortunately, that would be all she wrote.
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