Mariners outlast Padres 13-12 in 10 innings

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on February 27, 2011 at 5:16 PM

Updated Sunday, Feb 27 at 6:40 PM

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Josh Bard lined a 3-2 pitch to right field with two out and the bases loaded in the 10th inning, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 13-12 win over the San Diego Padres in the spring training opener for both teams Sunday.

The two clubs combined for 33 hits.

Carlos Peguero, a Mariners outfield prospect, forced a 12-12 tie with a two-out, two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth, then Peguero preserved the tie by throwing out Mike Baxter at the plate when he tried to score from second base on a two-out single in the top of the 10th.

Padres catcher Nick Hundley had a big day, driving a 1-2 pitch from Mariners reliever Denny Bautista over the wall in left-center field as the Padres scored six runs in the fifth.

Logan Forsythe, a 2008 first-round amateur draft pick of the Padres who has never played above the Double-A level, hit a two-run shot to add to the big inning.

James Darnell also homered in the eighth for the Padres.

The Mariners batted around in the second inning, scoring five runs before losing a 6-2 lead. Jack Wilson and Chone Figgins each drove in a pair of runs in the inning with two-out singles off Padres starter Tim Stauffer.

Mariners starter Erik Bedard threw a nine-pitch scoreless first inning, his lone inning of work.

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