Chen and Orioles slip past Mariners
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 stretch.
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 (8-9).
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.
The Mariners have dropped seven of their last 10 games.
08/01 22:00:02 ET