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Edinson Volquez shuts down Seattle; Gyorko and Amarista homer in Padres' 6-1 win

  • San Diego Padres starting pitcher Edinson Volquez throws to a Seattle Mariners batter in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)The Associated Press

  • San Diego Padres' Jedd Gyorko, right, is greeted at home by Carlos Quentin (18) and Mark Kotsay after hitting a home run against the Seattle Mariners in the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)The Associated Press

  • San Diego Padres starting pitcher Edinson Volquez can't make the grab on a grounder from Seattle Mariners' Kendrys Morales in the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in Seattle. Morales singled on the play. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)The Associated Press

  • Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Brandon Maurer throws to a San Diego Padres batter in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)The Associated Press

  • Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Brandon Maurer throws to first on a grounder from San Diego Padres' Mark Kotsay in the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in Seattle. Kotsay was out on the play. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)The Associated Press

Edinson Volquez pitched into the eighth inning and Jedd Gyorko and Alexi Amarista each homered, and the San Diego Padres beat the Seattle Mariners 6-2 on Tuesday.

The teams split the brief two-game set in Seattle, but will be right back at it on Wednesday in San Diego for two more games as the "natural rivals" conclude their season series.

Gyorko hit a two-run shot in the fourth inning off Seattle starter Brandon Maurer, his sixth homer of the season. Amarista followed with a solo shot an inning later and the Padres knocked out Maurer (2-7) with three runs in the sixth as they won for just the second time in the past seven games.

Seattle's bats got very little done against Volquez (4-5) and its lineup lost its most potent punch after right fielder Michael Morse had to leave the game in the fifth inning.