Posted September 18, 2012 on AP on Fox
Nate McLouth gave Baltimore a quick start with a leadoff home run and the Orioles beat the Seattle Mariners 10-4 Monday night to tighten the AL East race. Matt Wieters went deep and Adam Jones scored four times for the Orioles, who moved within a half-game of the first-place New York Yankees. Baltimore also opened a three-game cushion over the Los Angeles Angels for the second AL wild-card spot. Chris Tillman (8-2) allowed one run and three hits over six innings, supported by Baltimore's 15 hits. He struck out four and walked none. Jones and Tillman were two of the five players Seattle sent to the Orioles in a lopsided trade for left-hander Erik Bedard in February 2008. The right-hander is 4-0 with a 0.98 ERA in four career starts against his former club. Against everyone else, he is 11-17 with a 5.44 ERA. McLouth, Wieters and Jones each had three hits. Jones' four runs set a season high for an Orioles player. The Mariners scored all their runs on homers. Michael Saunde...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Orioles relief pitcher victimized in bullpen by pooping seagulls

Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Tommy Hunter was on the receiving end of a not-so-nice of a gift from high above, courtesy of some members of the winged animal kingdom during Tuesday’s game against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. While warming up in the 16th inning of a marathon of a game (one the O’s [...]

The Orioles Have Their 1st Winning Season in 15 Years

A Winning Season It’s been a long time for Orioles fans, but the O’s finally have a winning season It has been 15 years, but the drought is mathematically over. The Baltimore Orioles will end this regular season with a winning record. The Orioles got their 82nd win on Sunday and look to continue to fight for the AL East division lead, but I wanted to focus on the winning...

Baltimore Orioles pitcher Steve Johnson throws wild pitch during intentional walk

Most of the time when a Major League Baseball pitcher throws a wild pitch, it usually because he's trying to get the batter out.Back on Sunday night, Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Jim Johnson threw a wild pitch during an intentional walk of all places.It happened in the seventh inning as Johnson tried to set up a double play with an intentional walk of Oakland A's outfielder...

The Orioles Attempt To Take Down Goliath

At the beginning of April, there was little reason to believe that the Baltimore Orioles would be anything but a last place team.  This was not a new occurrence as the O’s hadn’t put up a winning season since 1997.  Aside from the inescapable feeling of hope at the beginning of the year, my expectations for the 2012 season as an Orioles’ fan were pretty grim.  Once former...

Orioles reach first seasonal milestone

It’s been a while since the Orioles had at least 82 wins in a season. Yup, that’s right, Baltimore has secured their first winning season since 1997. Which was 15 years ago. In an article on MLB.com, Brian Matusz had some things to say. “It’s just another step,” reliever Brian Matusz said following Sunday’s 9-5 win over the Oakland A’s. “It’s a great feeling to...

DMV: Dylan Bundy Gets Called Up

O’s win in 18 at Seattle to secure their 14th-straight extra-innings win and move back into a tie for first with NY. [Camden Chat] Nineteen-year-old super-prospect Dylan Bundy gets promoted to spell relief. [Camden Chat] Jim Thome and Troy Patton are coming back. [O's Insider] Braves lose. Nats’ magic number is now 10. [Nats Enquirer] It sounds like Danny Espinosa’s gonna...

Orioles bringing up top prospect Bundy

The Baltimore Orioles initially had said that they would not promote their top pitching prospect, right-hander Dylan Bundy. A pennant race and an 18-inning game have a way of changing a team’s best-laid plans.

Orioles 9, Athletics 5

Matt Wieters hit two solo home runs and Endy Chavez had four hits to help the Baltimore Orioles beat the Oakland Athletics 9-5 on Sunday and remain within a game of the New York Yankees in the AL East. Chavez drove in two runs for the Orioles, who have won four of six in snapping a three-game road losing streak. J.J. Hardy, Mark Reynolds, Manny Machado, Chris Davis and Robert Andino...

Orioles win their 82 game and salvage series in Oakland...

Today, the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Oakland Athletics, 9-5, and clinched their first winning season since 1997. After losing the first two games of the weekend series, the Orioles rebounded on Sunday as Matt Wieters hit two homers, Endy Chavez plated in two runs and Chris Davis’s eighth-inning homer put the game away late. Baltimore’s J.J. Hardy, Mark Reynolds and Robert...

Orioles 4, Mariners 2(18)

Taylor Teagarden stroked a pinch-hit RBI single to right in the 18th inning to help give the Baltimore Orioles a 4-2 comeback victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. The win allowed the Orioles (84-64) to pull within a percentage point of the Yankees (83-63) for the lead in the AL East. The Yankees were rained out Tuesday and will play a split double-header with Toronto...

Wieters homers twice as Orioles salvage finale in Oakland

OAKLAND -- The Baltimore Orioles needed something different Sunday if they were ever going to figure out how to win in the Oakland Coliseum. It turns out all they needed was to play in daylight. Baltimore continued its mastery of day baseball, winning for an American League-leading 28th time in 42 chances, to stave off a three-game sweep at the hand of the A's, who as hosts...

Orioles-Mariners Preview

The Baltimore Orioles have pretty much had their way with the Seattle Mariners this season, and Chris Tillman has been a major reason for that. Tillman and the Orioles will look to continue their dominance of the last-place club when the teams begin a three-game series Monday night at Safeco Field. Baltimore holds a 2 1/2-game lead over the Los Angeles Angels for the AL's second...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.