Venable hits two RBI doubles; Jackson adds three RBIs
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Mar 22, 2014
Center fielder Will Venable ripped a pair of doubles with two RBIs and right-hander Ian Kennedy had his best start of the spring as the Padres topped the Mariners, 7-2, in a Friday night game at sold-out Peoria Stadium. Paxton threw 70 pitches in his second-to-last start of the spring and his Cactus League ERA rose to 3.18. Ian Kennedy struck out seven in an encouraging outing and Will Venable drove in two runs with a pair of doubles to help the San Diego Padres beat the Seattle Mariners 7-2 Friday night. San Diego scored three runs in the third off starter James Paxton, with Ryan Jackson accounting for two RBIs on a two-out single. New Seattle second baseman Robinson Cano kept up his torrid Cactus League pace with an RBI double in the first inning in a 1-for-2 game that actually lowered his spring average to .563 . "I thought his fastball command was good, especially on the inside part of the plate to the left-handed hitters," Padres manager Bud Black said of Kennedy.