Mariners Insider Blog

At long last, the day and the games end

Ryan Rowland-Smith, who gave up five runs in the top of the first inning - and didn't lose - tried to sum up a game in which the Seattle Mariners rallied to beat the San Diego Padres, 10-8.

"It's spring training for everyone," the left-hander said.

The Mariners used another home run from Mike Wilson, his third in two games, and a pair of stolen bases from Russell Branyan to come from behind.

They got solid play from shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt, who played little ball with a hit-and-run single, then followed that with a two-out RBI single later in the game.

Ken Griffey Jr. started in left field, didn't hurt himself or his team. And, in the ninth inning, the Mariners handed the ball to rookie Shawn Kelley, who delivered his first save.

The win gave the Mariners a split of their day-night double-header and left them with a 10-10-1 Cactus League record.