Final in 10

Padres 9

(2-3, 1-1 away)

Mariners 6

(1-3, 0-1 home)

    3:05 PM ET, March 6, 2005

    Peoria Sports Complex, Peoria, Arizona 

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    San Diego 9, Seattle 6 (10 innings)

    PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- The San Diego Padres got their first homers of the spring, by Xavier Nady and Jesse Garcia, and scored three runs in the 10th inning for a 9-6 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.

    The Padres sent the game into the 10th when Garcia homered with one out off Jared Thomas in the ninth. In the 10th, Michael Hernandez had an RBI double and Humberto Quintero tripled in two runs off Chris Key.

    Nady homered in the seventh off Rick Guttormson to cut San Diego's deficit to 5-3.

    The Padres beat the Mariners for the second day in a row with only three of their regulars in the lineup; Brian Giles, Phil Nevin and Ryan Klesko. They started their No. 1 pitcher, Woody Williams.

    "The kids are the guys who pulled it out today," San Diego manager Bruce Bochy said. "Once we took our regulars out, we got our offense going. I say that kiddingly because that's usually the case this time of year."

    The Mariners dropped to 0-3 this spring, but new manager Mike Hargrove was happy with the way his offense clicked after scoring only three runs in the team's first two games.

    "We swung the bats better much today, which was good to see," Hargrove said. "We probably shouldn't have played the 10th inning."

    Ichiro Suzuki, who set a single-season major league record with 262 hits last season, broke a 2-2 tie with a triple in the fifth, when the Mariners scored three runs.

    The Mariners regulars had their three-run fifth off Chris Hammond, with Suzuki and Randy Winn producing RBI triples, and Adrian Beltre delivering a sacrifice fly.

    Hargrove liked his first up-close look at Suzuki.

    "He hit the ball exceptionally well in batting practice today," he said. "A guy like Ichiro I don't worry about. He's going to be ready when it's time to be ready."

    Suzuki likes the new-look Mariners' offense, which has added free agents Beltre and Richie Sexton at a cost of $114 million in contracts.

    "Just seeing those guys in the lineup, you know that there's a lot of potential right there," Suzuki said through a translator.

    Beltre led the majors with 48 homers last season.

    "We have a pretty good offensive team," he said. "I think we have speed, we got power, we've got guys who can do both. I think we have the complete package."

    Shin-Soo Chou hit the Mariners' first homer of the spring off ex-Seattle left-hander Randy Williams in the seventh.

    Blaine Neal, the sixth of seven San Diego pitchers, got the win with two shutout innings. Seattle also used seven pitchers, with Key taking the loss.< ^Notes: Mariners LHP closer Eddie Guardado, who last pitched July 31, will make his spring debut Monday against the Padres in a "B" game in Peoria. He is scheduled to pitch the seventh inning. Guardado, 34, was diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder last season and had surgery on his left knee Aug. 23. The Mariners are hoping for a full season from Guardado, a two-time All-Star with Minnesota who had 18 saves in 25 opportunities in 41 games before his 2004 season ended.

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