SAN DIEGO – Damian Jackson homered twice and had four hits, and Xavier Nady homered for the third straight game for the San Diego Padres, who beat the Seattle Mariners 5-4 on Sunday to take two of three games.

Jackson’s second homer, on a 3-1 pitch from Julio Mateo (2-3) leading off the eighth, broke a 4-4 tie. Jackson also hit his third career leadoff homer, off Joel Pineiro. He has three homers this year.

It was the first multihomer game for Jackson, and the four hits tied his career high.

The Padres won for just the ninth time in 24 games this month.

Mariners rookie catcher Rene Rivera hit his first homer, a three-run shot off Woody Williams with two outs in the seventh that tied the game at 4.

Rudy Seanez (4-0) pitched the eighth, stranding a runner on third. Trevor Hoffman pitched the ninth for his 21st save in 23 chances, and the 413 of his career.

With the Padres leading 4-1, Williams allowed consecutive two-out singles to Bret Boone and Mike Morse before Rivera hit a 2-1 pitch into the seats in left.

Boone also homered off Williams, in the fifth. It was Boone’s sixth.

Nady drove an 0-1 pitch from Joel Pineiro an estimated 424 feet into the balcony on the fourth level of the Western Metal Supply Co. brick warehouse just beyond the left-field corner. It was just the fourth homer to land there since Petco Park opened last year, and gave the Padres a 4-0 lead with two outs in the fourth. It was Nady’s sixth this year.

Nady, the Padres’ super-sub, was making his third straight start in place of an injured player. He hit a solo homer on Friday night while starting in place of first baseman Phil Nevin, then had a three-run shot on Saturday while filling in for center fielder Dave Roberts. Nady started in center again Sunday.

Jackson’s leadoff homer came on a 3-2 pitch from Pineiro.

Jackson and Mark Sweeney each singled in a run in the third to make it 3-0.

Pineiro got his seventh no-decision in eight starts. He allowed four runs and seven hits in six innings, struck out three and walked none.

Notes: Mariners RF Ichiro Suzuki didn’t start, but pinch-hit in the ninth and flied out to end the game. “He didn’t need this day off, but I figured I’d give him a little break,” manager Mike Hargrove said. “There’s no hidden meaning, it’s just a day off.” A season after setting the big league single-season record with 262 hits and leading the majors with a .372 average, Suzuki is hitting .294 with 91 hits. … Nevin was placed on the 15-day DL with a strained muscle in his left side. The move was retroactive to Tuesday. OF Ben Johnson was recalled from Triple-A Portland to take Nevin’s roster spot.

AP-ES-06-26-05 1823EDT


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