MLB: Cal Raleigh goes deep from both sides as M’s rout Padres

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Cal Raleigh homered from both sides of the plate, Julio Rodriguez had a home run among his four hits and Logan Gilbert pitched into the eighth inning as the visiting Seattle Mariners beat the San Diego Padres 8-3 on Tuesday night.

Raleigh enjoyed the eighth two-homer game of his career, his second with long balls as a left-handed and right-handed hitter, as Seattle put together one of its better offensive performances as of late. The Mariners scored just 25 runs during their just concluded, 3-6 homestand, but they rapped out 13 hits, eight for extra bases, on Tuesday.

Gilbert (6-5) lasted 7 2/3 innings, yielding four hits and three runs to go along with one walk and seven strikeouts. Gilbert, who threw 62 of his 87 pitches for strikes, was working on a shutout until Jake Cronenworth hit a solo homer in the seventh.

San Diego starter Adam Mazur (1-3) permitted seven hits and five runs over 4 2/3 innings. The rookie right-hander issued two walks and struck out six as San Diego dropped its third straight game.

Mazur found trouble right away, as control problems set up a first-inning run for Seattle. After walking J.P. Crawford and hitting Mitch Garver with a pitch to start the game, Mazur allowed a one-out RBI single to Rodriguez.

The Mariners made it 2-0 in the second when Ty France laced a double to the wall in right-center, scoring Jorge Polanco. Raleigh doubled the margin in the third, pulling a low and outside curveball an estimated 379 feet to right-center with Rodriguez aboard.

Rodriguez upped the lead to 5-0 in the fifth with a solo homer, his ninth long ball of the year, which traveled an estimated 411 feet and went into the second deck in left-center field. Raleigh cracked his 17th homer in the seventh after Rodriguez doubled.

Cronenworth’s 13th homer of the year, his solo shot, and Kyle Higashioka’s 11th, a two-run blast in the eighth, got the Padres within 7-3. Seattle added insurance in the ninth via a two-out RBI double from Victor Robles.

–Field Level Media

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