Baltimore 5, Seattle 4

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, July 3, 2012 10:10 PM
Location - Safeco Field
Temperature - 59°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Winters, First Base - Mark Wegner, Second Base - Wally Bell, Third Base - Brian Knight,
Attendance - 16270

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Baltimore 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 5 11 0
Seattle 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 4 5 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Baltimore 43-37 22-20 21-17 W1
Seattle 35-48 16-24 19-24 L1

Recap


Orioles 5, Mariners 4:
Robert Andino belted a home run to left field with two outs in the top of the ninth inning to lift visiting Baltimore over Seattle.

Andino’s homer off Charlie Furbush (4-2) came after the Orioles squandered a 4-0 lead. They won for just the second time in eight games.

Baltimore starter Wei-Yin Chen retired the first 19 batters he faced but received a no-decision due to Pedro Strop’s ineffective relief outing.

Chen struck out nine and was charged with two runs and two hits in 7 1/3 innings. He had a perfect game until Casper Wells lined a 3-2 fastball into the left-field stands with one out in the seventh.

The left-handed Chen was removed after allowing a one-out double in the eighth by Michael Saunders. Strop retired just one batter while allowing three hits and a walk.

Justin Smoak and pinch hitter John Jaso had run-scoring singles to pull Seattle within 4-3 and Kyle Seager drew a bases-loaded walk to tie the contest.

Darren O’Day (5-0) recorded the final out of the eighth and Jim Johnson worked the ninth for his 24th save in 25 opportunities.

Matt Wieters had a two-run single as the Orioles chased All-Star Felix Hernandez with a four-run sixth inning.

Hernandez blanked Baltimore over the first five frames before the Orioles strung together four consecutive singles to start the sixth. A line-drive base hit to center by Chris Davis accounted for the first run and Adam Jones followed suit to make it 2-0.

One out later, Wieters delivered his two-run single to right-center field, knocking Hernandez out of the contest.

Hernandez allowed four runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out eight without a walk.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Chen had lost back-to-back starts and gave up nine runs (eight earned) in 11 1/3 innings during the span. … Smoak is just 3-for-34 over his last 10 games. … The Orioles placed 2B Brian Roberts (groin) on the disabled list prior to the game. OF Xavier Avery replaced Roberts on the roster and went 3-for-5. … Saunders went 1-for-3 after missing Seattle’s previous four games with a stomach flu.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Baltimore   Seattle
Wei-Yin Chen Player Felix Hernandez
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.1 IP 5.1
9 Strikeouts 8
2 Hits 8
2.45 ERA 6.75
Hitting
Baltimore   Seattle
Xavier Avery Player John Jaso
3 Hits 1
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
4 TB 1
.600 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Baltimore 11 1 15 .289 11 12 5 1 0 0
Seattle 5 1 9 .156 5 9 4 1 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Seattle will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Mariners have a W/L % of .389 after a win and .447 after a loss.
  • Baltimore will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Orioles have a W/L % of .548 after a win and .526 after a loss.