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Mariners rookie Mike Montgomery 1-hits Padres for 2nd straight shutout in 5-0 win

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SAN DIEGO — Rookie left-hander Mike Montgomery took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and finished with a one-hitter for his second straight shutout as the Seattle Mariners beat the San Diego Padres 5-0 Tuesday night.

Making his sixth major league start, Montgomery opened the seventh by getting Justin Upton on a fly to left. Yangervis Solarte hit Montgomery's next pitch into the left-field corner for a double.

Until then, the closest the Padres came to getting a hit was Melvin Upton Jr.'s sinking liner to center, but Austin Jackson made a shoestring catch.

Montgomery, who turns 26 on Wednesday, was coming off his first career shutout, a five-hitter against Kansas City.

It was the seventh time a Mariners pitcher threw consecutive shutouts — Randy Johnson did it three times, including three straight in 1994, and Mark Langston did it twice. Montgomery is the 12th major league rookie, and second Mariners pitcher, to do it since 1980. Langston pitched consecutive shutouts for the Mariners on June 26 and July 1, 1984.

Montgomery (3-2) struck out seven, walked four and hit a batter. He threw a career-high 113 pitches.

The Padres were shut out for the 12th time and have lost five of eight.

Brad Miller and Mike Zunino homered off Ian Kennedy (4-7).

PHOTO: Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Mike Montgomery works against the San Diego Padres during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Mike Montgomery works against the San Diego Padres during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Zunino hit a solo homer to left with one out in the third, his ninth. Miller's two-run shot cleared the Jack Daniel's party deck atop the right-field wall with two outs in the fourth, his seventh.

Miller's shot followed Jackson's RBI single to left. Nelson Cruz was thrown out trying to go from first to third on the play.

Kennedy allowed four runs and five hits in five innings, struck out five and walked one.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: RHP Felix Hernandez is fine despite exiting his last start following six innings because of heat exhaustion.

Padres: INF Cory Spangenberg was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sore left knee. He was replaced on the roster by Jedd Gyorko, who was demoted to Triple-A El Paso on June 10.

UP NEXT

Mariners: RHP Taijuan Walker (6-6, 4.64 ERA) starts the matinee finale of the two-game set Wednesday. He's won four straight starts and is 5-1 in his last six, with a 1.91 ERA.

Padres: RHP James Shields (7-2, 4.24) tries for the fifth time to get his eighth victory. He's 0-2 in his last four starts.

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