Taijuan Walker pitched one-hit ball for six innings, Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz homered and the Seattle Mariners beat the punchless San Diego Padres 7-0 on Wednesday.
Mariners blank Padres 7-0
M's 2B Robinson Cano went 4-for-5 with 3 RBIs, and Taijuan Walker allowed just 1 hit in 6 shutout innings as Seattle swept the two-game series in San Diego.
Happy 35th birthday, Nelson Cruz
Cruz gave himself a little birthday present as he hit a 2-run HR just out of Justin Upton's reach in left for his 20th of the season, putting the M's up 7-0 over the Padres. He also hit HRs on his birthday in 2011 and 2014. Follow live
Olney: Can Padres win now as planned?
As we hit the midway point of the season, which individuals and teams have the most riding on the second half? Buster Olney cites the Padres, who are five games under .500 despite making win-now moves last winter. 10 under fire (Insider)
Rookie left-hander Mike Montgomery took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and finished with a one-hitter for his second straight shutout as the Seattle Mariners beat the San Diego Padres 5-0.
M's rookie tosses 2nd straight shutout
Lefty Mike Montgomery pitched a complete-game shutout, allowing just 1 hit while striking out 7 and walking 4 in a 5-0 win vs. the Padres. In his previous start, Montgomery blanked the defending AL champion Royals. Box score
Solarte ends Montgomery's no-hit bid
Mariners LF Seth Smith made a nice catch to open the bottom of the 7th, but he couldn't get to Yangervis Solarte's double down the line. It was the first hit allowed by Mike Montgomery, but the shutout remains intact. Follow live
Mike Montgomery has no-hitter through 6
The Mariners rookie left-hander has yet to allow a hit to the Padres tonight. He's struck out 5, walked 3 and thrown 77 pitches through his 6 innings of work. Seattle still leads 4-0. Follow live
M's rookie no-hitting Padres through 5
Mike Montgomery has held San Diego without a hit through the first five innings tonight. He's thrown 62 pitches (4 K's, 3 BB) and the Mariners lead 4-0 entering the 6th. Follow live
Power Rankings: Padres stay No. 21
The Padres couldn't finish off a sweep of the Diamondbacks on Sunday, falling 6-4. Since reaching .500 on June 13, the Padres haven't been able to get back, with Sunday's loss pushing them four games under. Power Rankings
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Welington Castillo, Jake Lamb and David Peralta homered, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 6-4 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday.
Long ball showdown in San Diego
Through 5 innings, the Diamondbacks and Padres have combined to hit 4 home runs. David Peralta's solo shot is the difference right now as Arizona leads 4-3. Follow live
Justin Upton hit a two-run homer and the San Diego Padres beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-2 Saturday night to get consecutive wins for the first time in three weeks.
Upton lifts Padres past Diamondbacks
Justin Upton hit a 2-run go-ahead HR in the 5th and San Diego tacked on 3 more in the 6th to hold off Arizona. Upton is tied with Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt for the 3rd-most go-ahead HRs in MLB over the past 5 years. Box score
Cashner's bunt is money for Padres
Will Venable is the latest San Diego player to make his way across the plate, as a picturesque Andrew Cashner bunt has the Padres up on the Diamondbacks 5-2 in the 6th. Follow live
Doubles on doubles for Diamondbacks
Paul Goldschmidt set the trend with Arizona's first double of the third inning, then David Peralta brought him home -- with a double -- to trim the Padres' lead to 2-1. Then Yasmany Tomas hit a two-bagger to bring Peralta home, knotting the game at 2-2. Follow live
Tyson Ross overcame control problems to combine on a two-hitter and Matt Kemp hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly, lifting the San Diego Padres to a 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night
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