Clayton Richards pitched seven strong innings, Everth Cabrera had an RBI triple in a four-run sixth and the San Diego Padres hung on for a 5-4 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
Seattle starter Felix Hernandez (4-5) foundered in his first outing in 11 days. The 2010 Cy Young Award winner pitched six innings, allowing nine hits, five runs and three walks.
The Mariners made a late push by scoring three runs in the ninth. Michael Saunders homered. Chone Figgins doubled and Huston Street relieved Joe Thatcher and gave up an RBI single to Munenori Kawasaki. Ichiro Suzuki then singled. Kawasaki scored on a wild pitch that struck out Dustin Ackley, to cut the lead to 5-4. But Street got Jesus Montero to ground out to second base to end it for his sixth save.
Richards (3-7) allowed eight hits and a run. He struck out three and walked one. It was the first time this season he's gone seven innings and allowed less than two runs.
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