Everth Cabrera is quickly establishing himself as a reliable force. Cabrera, who has started 23 of the Padres' last 24 games since being recalled from Triple-A Tucson on May 17, has played 19 of those games at shortstop and made just one error in 87 chances. After starting out 0-for-19 since that May callup, Cabrera has also started to solidify his place in San Diego's offense. He is 22-for-62 (.355) in his last 18 games, a stretch that saw him hit the Padres' first inside-the-park home run since 2010. Cabrera stole three bases on Tuesday and is 8-for-8 in attempted swipes in the big leagues after going 15-for-15 with Tucson. Mariners: Saunders sizzling
Mariners center fielder Michael Saunders continued his hot hitting on Tuesday night, going 3-for-4 with a stolen base and homer in a 5-4 loss to the Padres. Saunders, who has started 57 of Seattle's 63 games this season, is hitting .451 (23-for-51) over his last 12 games. A native of Victoria, British Columbia, Saunders has three homers and seven doubles -- one of each on Tuesday night -- in that stretch. Saunders has been a presence defensively as well. The 25-year-old is tied with Ichiro Suzuki for the team lead in outfield assists with three. In his fourth season with the Mariners, the Tallahassee Community College product is just five hits away from his career high. He has already set a personal single-season mark in stolen bases, picking up his 10th on Tuesday. Worth noting
The Padres have not won back-to-back games since May 19-20, when they beat Nationals in Washington before flying home to beat the Dodgers. San Diego has not won three games in a row this season. With his two hits Tuesday, Ichiro now has 2,496 in his first 1,811 games. According to Elias, he is on pace to reach 2,500 in the fourth-fewest games of all players debuting since 1900.