Mariners came up short in a 8-5 loss to the San Diego Padres

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(ISN) – PEORIA, Ariz. – Dustin Ackley went 2-for-3 with his first home run, but the Mariners came up short in a 8-5 loss to the San Diego Padres Sunday afternoon in Cactus League play at Peoria Stadium.

The Mariners have dropped five consecutive games to fall to 10-15-2 in Cactus League play.

The Padres jumped out to an early 5-0 lead after three innings. Wil Myers and Matt Kemp both homered off Happ as part of the three-run first inning.

Minor league outfielder Jabari Henry plated the Mariners first run with a leadoff home run in the top of the 4th inning off Padres starter Andrew Cashner. Henry finished 2-for-5 with 2 RBI.

Ackley fueled the Mariners three-run 7th inning with a 2-run, opposite field home run off left-handed relief pitcher Chris Rearick.

Starting pitcher J.A. Happ (1-3) suffered the loss allowing 11 hits and 6 runs (5 ER) in 5.0 innings. He walked a pair, struck out three and allowed two home runs.

                                                                     

 LINESCORE          1 2 3     4 5 6   7 8 9          R     H    E  

MARINERS            0 0 0     1 0 0   3 1 0   –      5      9    3

PADRES                3 0 2     1 0 0   0 2 x   –      8    14    1

W – Cashner (3-0); L – Happ (1-3); SV – Thayer (2)

SEA – Happ, Farquhar (6), Rodney (7), Olson (7) and Zunino, Sucre (8)

SD – Cashner, Rearick (7), Mateo (7), Benoit (8), Alger (8), Thayer (9) and Norris, Gale (9)

Home Runs – SEA: Henry (1), Ackley (1); SD: Myers (3), Kemp (3)

Attendance – 8,212     Time – 2:57       Temp – 92°

The Mariners (10-15-2) continue Cactus League play tomorrow (Monday, March 30) with a 1:05 pm game vs. the Los Angeles Angels. RHP Taijuan Walker (2-0, 0.00) is scheduled to start for the Mariners vs. Angels right-hander Chris Tropeano. 

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