American League Game Summary - Seattle at Baltimore|
(Friday, August 1)
Final Score: Baltimore 2, Seattle 1
Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Wei-Yin Chen pitched into the eighth
inning as the Baltimore Orioles matched a club record in Friday's 2-1 win over
the Seattle Mariners at Camden Yards.
Chen (12-3) nearly copied his July 24 outing against the Mariners by limiting
them to a run on five hits in 7 1/3 innings. The lefty, who struck out eight,
won his personal-best fifth straight start.
The AL East-leading Orioles played their seventh consecutive one-run game,
tying the team mark set June 21-29, 1956. They have gone 5-2 during that
"They played a better game than we did," said Mariners manager Lloyd
McClendon. "It was one of those games where they beat you; you didn't lose."
Seattle plugged trade-deadline acquisitions Austin Jackson and Chris Denorfia
into its lineup for the opener of this three-game set, looking to jumpstart
the offense, but the attack fizzled and wasted a solid start by Roenis Elias
Elias, on his 26th birthday, gave up two runs -- one earned -- on seven hits
in 5 2/3 innings, striking out seven and walking one.
"Both pitchers were really good," said Baltimore's J.J. Hardy. "Chen threw the
ball great, Elias threw the ball well and then our bullpen came in and shut
The Mariners have dropped seven of their last 10 games.
Baltimore capitalized on an crucial error to break a 1-1 tie in the sixth.
After Manny Machado led off with a double to right-center field, Adam Jones
hit a chopper to Chris Taylor. The shortstop looked to make a play at third,
but he bobbled the ball.
Elias struck out Nelson Cruz and Chris Davis on called third strikes, but
Hardy hit a single to center to score Machado.
Chen left after issuing his lone walk of the game to Jackson in the eighth.
Dustin Ackley reached on a fielder's choice, stole second and took third on a
throwing error by catcher Caleb Joseph.
Andrew Miller, a trade-deadline addition to bolster the Baltimore bullpen,
then walked Robinson Cano, but ended the threat by getting Kendrys Morales on
a grounder to short.
Zach Britton earned his 22nd save with a 1-2-3 ninth.
The O's got on the board after Delmon Young opened the third with a double to
right. Elias fanned both Joseph and Jonathan Schoop before Nick Markakis
reached on a slow roller up the third-base line. Machado then hit an RBI
single to center.
Seattle quickly tied the game in the fourth. Cano singled with one out and
scored on Morales' double to left.
Chen shut the Mariners out over eight innings last week, when Baltimore won
three of four in Seattle ... Cruz snapped an 0-for-21 stretch with a leadoff
double in the fourth ... Machado had three hits ... The Mariners were 0-for-6
with runners in scoring position ... Jones celebrated his 29th birthday.
08/02 00:55:43 ET