Seattle Mariners pitcher Jason Vargas threw a shutout game holding the San Diego Padres to only six hits earning his 3rd shutout of the season. Vargas improves to 6-5 adding seven strikeouts to his total as hi pitched all 9 innings. He became the first pitcher since Freddy Garcia in 2001 to pitch 3 shutouts in the same season.
The Mariners offense was on last night as 6 runs were scored to snap a 3 game losing streak.
Offensively, we were very, very good tonight...We were very consistent up and down the lineup, and a lot of guys contributed. We did a good job of squaring up some fastballs and did a good job of being aggressive at times and seeing some pitches at times, said Seattle manager Eric Wedge.
With the victory, Seattle is now 3 ½ games behind the first place Texas Rangers in the American League West.