Padilla Pitches Rangers Past M's

By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted May 8, 2008 12:37 AM CDT
Texas Rangers' Milton Bradley rounds third on his way to score against the Seattle Mariners in the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 7, 2008, in Seattle.    (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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(Newser) – Vicente Padilla allowed two hits over seven innings to outpitch Erik Bedard and Milton Bradley homered as the Texas Rangers beat the struggling Seattle Mariners 2-0 Wednesday night. Bradley hit his fourth home run in the sixth and scored both runs. Brandon Boggs had a run-scoring triple in the fourth.

Padilla (5-2), who has won three straight starts, walked two and struck out a season-high eight. He has allowed just one run in his last three starts, spanning 21 2/3 innings. He lowered his overall ERA to 3.02.Mariners starter Erik Bedard (2-2) allowed two runs on six hits in his seven innings. Padilla opened the game by hitting Ichiro Suzuki but he didn't allow him to advance past first.