Padres Blow 10-Run Lead to No-Quit Mariners

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 2: Seattle Mariners celebrate after beating the San Diego Padres 16-13 in a baseball game at PETCO Park on June 2, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

The Seattle Mariners came back from a 10-run deficit to shock the San Diego Padres at home Thursday night.

“I knew going in if I could hold ’em to 12,” Mariners starter Wad Miley quipped after the game, “we had a chance.”

Down 12-2 in the sixth, the Mariners went to work. Kyle Saeger hit a two-run double in the inning before Dae Ho Lee belted a three-run homer to cut the lead in half.

In the seventh, the Padres chipped away in workmanlike fashion by unleashing eight runs on seven singles with two outs in the inning. They took a four-run lead after trailing by ten the previous inning. The Padres added a run in the bottom of the seventh. That’s where the scoring stopped, giving Seattle an improbable 16-13 road win.

“You don’t see that very often, all the two-out singles, seven in a row?” Saeger told reporters. “That doesn’t happen. That was just an unbelievable experience and something I’ve never been a part of.”