PADRES 8, MARINERS 5 (AT PEORIA STADIUM)
Mariners starter J.A. Happ had a rocky three-run first inning that began with a first-pitch homer by leadoff hitter Wil Myers. Happ also gave up a homer to Matt Kemp and three singles.
“I was being way too tentative early on,” Happ said. “I don’t really know what the reason for that is. It showed, and I was missing a little bit. I do feel good, and I finished strong.”
Happ gave up six runs (five earned) and 11 hits in five innings while walking two and striking out three. He threw 55 of 92 pitches for strikes.
“As the ballgame went on,” manager Lloyd McClendon said, “he started to throw better, particularly in his last inning. It’s something to build on.” The loss dropped the Mariners to 10-15-2.