Ramon Urias’ two-out single in the bottom of the seventh inning brought home the winning run as the Baltimore Orioles defeated the visiting Seattle Mariners 7-6 in the nightcap of a doubleheader Thursday.
Mariners right-hander Casey Sadler (0-1) retired the first two batters in the seventh before walking Maikel Franco on a 3-2 count. Ryan McKenna hit a dribbler down the first base line that Sadler overran, the error putting two on. A wild pitch allowed the runners to advance and Urias lined a single up the middle to win it, snapping the Orioles’ four-game skid.
Baltimore right-hander Cesar Valdez (2-0) got the victory.
Seattle’s Sam Haggerty hit a two-run homer onto Eutaw Street in the top of the seventh to tie it, but the Mariners saw their three-game winning streak come to an end.
The Mariners, who won the opener 4-3 in eight innings, took a 4-0 lead with a four-run third off right-hander Dean Kremer, capped by Jose Marmolejos’ three-run homer to right.
The Orioles tied it in the bottom of the inning off left-hander Nick Margevicius, with Franco’s three-run double pulling them within a run before Ryan Mountcastle grounded a single to right to tie the score at 4-4.
The Orioles took their first lead of the doubleheader with two more runs in the fourth. Chance Cisco led off with a line-drive single to right and Freddy Galvis walked on four consecutive pitches, ending Margevicius’ night.
Cedric Mullins greeted right-hander Will Vest with a run-scoring double down the right field line. An out later, Anthony Santander hit a sacrifice fly to left to make it 6-4.
Margevicius, taking the spot in the rotation of James Paxton, who it was announced earlier in the day is going to have season-ending elbow surgery, allowed six runs (two earned) on six hits in three-plus innings. He walked one and struck out four.
Kremer was replaced after three innings in which he allowed four runs on four hits, with one walk and three strikeouts.
–Field Level Media