The Baltimore Orioles have been playing baseball since 1954, and never before had they won a game when the lone run came on a leadoff homer. Until Sunday.
Robinson Cano hit a three-run homer, Dustin Ackley had a solo shot and the Seattle Mariners got an effective outing from their bullpen in a 6-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night.
After Baltimore left-hander Wei-Yin Chen put together another dominant performance Friday against Seattle, his thoughts were with his family and friends thousands of miles away in his native Taiwan.
Manny Machado and the Baltimore Orioles are working extra hard for their wins lately.
Baltimore manager Buck Showalter has a reputation for having his teams well prepared for every situation. But, as he says: “You can’t teach 6-foot-10.”
Chris Davis hit a leadoff homer in the 10th inning, Nelson Cruz also went deep and the Baltimore Orioles overcame a record-tying start by Felix Hernandez in a 2-1 victory Friday night over the Seattle Mariners.
As for which players Seattle may be targeting before the deadline, Booth stated there are a number of possibilities.
“The latest rumor is that they have some interest in Drew Stubbs, the Colorado right fielder. There’s been a lot of talk about Ben Zobrist from Tampa Bay as well,” said Booth.
Wie-Yen Chen threw one of his finest games in the major leagues, allowing just five hits over eight innings in Baltimore’s 4-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night.
The voice of the Seattle Mariners, Dave Sims, spoke with Glenn and Bob on Sports Rehab Thursday night to help preview the O’s 4 game series against the 3rd place ballclub.
Seldom-used Henry Blanco hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning off Wei-Yin Chen, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 Sunday behind left-hander Joe Saunders.
Michael Saunders homered twice and drove in five runs, Erasmo Ramirez retired 18 of the first 20 batters he faced and the Seattle Mariners beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-4 Saturday night to end a four-game losing streak.
Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 40th home run and Nate McLouth contributed his first career grand slam to a power display that carried the Baltimore Orioles past the Seattle Mariners 11-8 Friday night.