Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 5/29/13
The Seattle Mariners have not fared well outside Safeco Field. Neither has Joe Saunders. The veteran left-hander will try to help the Mariners end a six-game road skid - and extend his lengthy scoreless streak against the San Diego Padres - Wednesday night when this four-game set continues. After splitting the first two games of this two-city series, Seattle (22-30) has two games at San Diego and three at Minnesota. The Mariners dropped two of three last season at the Padres (23-28), but they've won 15 of 20 as the road team in this series. Seattle, though, is mired in its longest slide away from home since an eight-game skid April 28-May 12, 2012. Saunders (3-5, 6.09 ERA) is 0-4 with an 11.25 ERA in five road starts. He's obviously been far better at home, but even pitching at Safeco didn't help in Friday's 9-5 loss to Texas. Saunders struck out a season-high seven but surrendered six runs in five innings as his career mark in Seattle fell to 9-1. "He struggled tonight. He st...
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