SEATTLE (AP) - The Padres got a big road trip started in a bad way.
They were silenced by Seattle's Jason Vargas, who shut out San Diego and sent the Padres to a 6-0 loss that stopped their four game winning streak.
At the start of a 10-game trip that will carry them into the All-Star break, the Padres came undone.
Dustin Moseley wasn't up to the challenge of outpitching Vargas.
``That was uncharacteristic of Mose with three walks, all with 3-2 counts. He couldn't quite get the pitch to put any of those guys away,' Padres manager Bud Black said. ``Then Peguero got the big hit to stretch the lead. He's got good command of the ball - he just missed during those at_bats.'
Moseley (2-8) allowed five runs, though only two were earned, in 4 2-3 innings. He walked four and struck out two.
Peguero hit a two-run single in the third inning after Moseley walked Jack Cust with the bases loaded.
``At this level, you can't fall behind in counts,' Moseley said, ``and for me to pitch effectively I definitely can't fall behind in counts.'
In the fifth, Cust hit an RBI double to make it 5-0.
Brendan Ryan opened the scoring with a double in the first that was followed by Adam Kennedy's RBI single.
Vargas (6-5) struck out seven and didn't walk a batter in his fourth career complete game. He is the first pitcher ever to have three shutouts at Safeco Field in the same season.
All three of his shutouts have come in his past six starts, beginning June 3.
``I can't say I've had a better stretch,' he said. ``I've felt good like this before but never was able to string it together in such a short period of time.'
It was the ninth shutout for the Mariners this season while San Diego has been shut out a major-league-leading 13 times.
Kennedy had two hits and two RBI while Jack Cust and Carlos Peguero each had a hit and a pair of RBIs.
Chase Headley had three of the Padres' six hits. Since April 29, he has hit .342 to push his season average now to .305.
``There wasn't much over the plate,' Headley said of Vargas. ``He threw some changeups, had a good fastball and a good cutter and was locating them. Just made some good pitches.'
NOTES: Padres 2B Orlando Hudson fouled a ball off his left shin in the second inning and had to be helped off the field. Alberto Gonzalez replaced him. ... Padres RHP Aaron Harang, on the DL with a bruised right foot, ran without pain today. ``That's a major step,' manager Bud Black said. ... The Padres and Mariners wore their 1984 uniforms.
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