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Padres-Mariners: Career Day for Adrian Gonzalez Lifts Friars, 4-3

The San Diego Padres defeated the Seattle Mariners 4-3 Thursday afternoon in the rubber match of a three-game series. The Padres (29-36) were able to avoid a three-game sweep with the mid-day sun beaming down on the crowd of more than 25,000 at Petco Park.

The visiting Mariners (32-24) got out to an early lead when Ken Griffey Jr. jolted a ball deep to left-center field to plate Mike Carp for the 1-0 lead. Young Brandon Morrow started his second game since returning from the DL for the Mariners.

Morrow gave up two runs on five hits, leaving the game after the fourth with a no decision.

Franklin Gutierrez hit two solo home runs for the M's, the first in the fourth and another in the sixth, which regained the lead at 3-2. It was the first career multi-home run ga...

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