Between the 1st and 7th innings, Darvish eliminated 16 straight batters and handed Seattle its first shutout since June 19
SEATTLE (AP) — Yu Darvish limited Seattle to two hits in eight innings, Wil Myers provided the primary offensive highlight with an RBI double and the San Diego Padres defeated the Mariners 2-0 Tuesday night.
Darvish threw at least eight shutout innings for the eighth time, but the first since June 28, 2014, against Minnesota when he fielded for Texas.
San Diego stayed two games ahead of Milwaukee in the hunt for the last wildcard spot in the NL, while Seattle lost a tie with Tampa Bay a half game behind Toronto in the AL race for the top spot.
Darvish (14-7) needed just 94 pitches to go through eight innings. He hit seven and the only hitters to reach base came on Eugenio Suárez’s single in the first inning and Ty France’s base hit, which led ahead of the seventh.
In between, Darvish gave up 16 straight batters and handed Seattle its first shutout since June 19, when the Mariners were hampered by the Angels and fell to 29-39. Seattle had scored in 72 straight games.
Darvish was also fortunate that several hard-hit balls from the Mariners appeared to die on the Warnbahn on a cold night. Darvish has served at least six innings in 25 of 27 starts this season and hit at least five batters in 17 straight games.
Josh Hader — who has appeared in 11 games with a 13.50 ERA since joining San Diego — gave up a two-out single to Julio Rodríguez in the ninth but beat Ty France after a 10 pitch-at-bat for his third parade with the Fathers.
Seattle starter Logan Gilbert (12-6) only allowed four hits but was out after five innings due to an over-pitch count. Gilbert threw 107 pitches to survive the fifth before progressing to Seattle’s bullpen.
The only damage against Gilbert came in the fourth inning when Jake reached Cronenworth with an infield single and Myers doubled into left field with two outs. Seattle couldn’t make a clean relay and Cronenworth scored without a shot.
San Diego added a run in the ninth when Juan Soto’s infield groundout Austin Nola scored.
Padres: IF/OF Brandon Drury, who suffered from IL with concussion, has been training at the Padres’ spring training facility in Peoria, Arizona, and could be activated soon. Drury was hit in the head by a pitch on September 2.
Mariners: RF Mitch Haniger was not in the lineup and was still struggling with some lower back issues that surfaced in Sunday’s win over Atlanta. Haniger was treated during Monday’s day off, but manager Scott Servais said it wasn’t feeling better until he was added to the lineup. Servais wasn’t sure Haniger would be available for Wednesday’s game of the day with the quick turnaround. … IF/OF Dylan Moore (oblique) will join the team in the upcoming 10-game journey but with no firm date for a potential return, Servais said. Moore took batting practice before Tuesday’s game.
Padres: RHP Mike Clevinger (5-6, 4.13) will make his first start since August 23 against a non-NL West team. Clevinger has had just one more than five-innings start since Aug. 1, a seven-game span.
Mariners: RHP Luis Castillo (6-5, 2.81) makes his eighth start since being acquired by the Mariners. Castillo set a franchise record by beating the first seven batters of the game in his last start against Chicago, but finished without a decision.
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