June 14, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Edinson Volquez (37) pitches to the Seattle Mariners during the 1st inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE

Volquez Pitches Gem In The Emerald City; Padres Sweep M's


It only took 64 games, but the Padres reached a few 2012 milestones.  With a 6-2 win over the Mariners. the Padres got their first sweep of the year, and they also have their lonhest winning streak of the year — at 3 games. The Padres rode the arm of Edinson Volquez, and took advantage of a Mariners error for the easy win.

The Padres got on the board with 3 runs in the 5th. Will Venable got the scoring started with an RBI single. The Padres got two more runs, when Everth Cabrera grounded into a fielders choice. Venable was out at second, but was able to force a bad throw from Dustin Ackley. The throw scored two more runs, and the Padres never looked back.

Volquez turned in one of his finest starts as a Padre, pitching into the seventh inning. Volquez gave up only 4 hits, but he did allow 4 walks, striking out 6. He picked up the win, improving his record to 3-6.

The Padres added three more runs in the sixth, on an RBI double by Chris Denorfia, and RBI singles by Jesus Guzman and John Baker. Baker and Guzman each had 2 hits, and the Padres had 11 for the game.

The Padres record improved to 23-41, and they will start a 3-game series with Oakland Friday.

Tags: Chris Denorfia Edinson Volquez Everth Cabrera Jesus Guzman John Baker