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Robert Andino homered in the ninth off Seattle reliever Charlie Furbush to give the Baltimore Orioles a 5-4 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night after starter Wei-Yin Chen flirted with a perfect game for more than six innings.
Andino's home run was his first since May 7 and fourth this season. It ended Furbush's (4-2) streak of 22 2-3 scoreless innings, the third longest by a reliever in Mariners history.
Jim Johnson pitched a perfect ninth for his 24th save. Darren O'Day (5-0) pitched just one-third of an inning, but picked up the win.
Baltimore reliever Pedro Strop struggled in the eighth when the Mariners scored three runs and tied the game. Michael Saunders' double ended Chen's night. Strop faced Justin Smoak, who was 2-for-2 with a walk in his career against Strop.
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As the season reaches its halfway point teams start to look towards the future, and that can only mean one thing. The trading season has begun. For teams at the top with the playoffs in sight they can bolster their chances with a big new name and for the cellar dwellers it is time to pick up some prospects and hope next year is another chance for the franchise.
So far this season...
Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts has been placed on the 15-day DL with a groin injury. Roberts, who missed 13 months of action while recovering from multiple concussions, is batting just .182 with five runs batted in and no-home runs in 17 games this season.
Roberts became somewhat of a fantasy darling in June as owners anticipated the 12 year veteran to return to his...
Mike Zunino, the Seattle Mariners 22-year-old catcher from the University of Florida who was the M's first-round draft pick, signed with the club Monday.
Zunino recently won the Johnny Bench Award as the best college catcher, plus he was a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award.
This is the award given to the best college baseball player.
The deal included a reported...
Dontrelle Willis, the 2003 National League Rookie of the Year who was pitching for Triple-A Norfolk in the Orioles organization this season in an attempt to get back to the majors, has retired, the Orioles announced Monday. The 30-year-old Willis was outstanding as a rookie in 2003 when he went 14-6 with a 3.30 ERA for the Marlins, and in 2005, when he went 22-10 with a 2.63 ERA...
The lone all star
The Lone Ranger spent his life with his trusty steed Silver and his faithful friend Tonto traveling from village to village solving the problems that no one was capable of solving for themselves.
I bet there were times when he was riding off into the sunset he would lean over to his travel companion and complain about how lazy people were and how he had to do all...
Is it over yet?
Welcome to the State of the Seattle Mariners update for the 2012 regular season. In these weekly updates you will find all the information and news regarding the Seattle Mariners Baseball Franchise.
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The M’s finish up their home stand against the Baltimore Orioles for a 3 game set, including a special Holiday home game on the 4th of July. ...
Seattle Mariners catcher Jesus Montero is taking something of a beating this year. And not just at the plate, although he has driven in just one run since June 1, so it could easily be said that AL pitchers are beating up on him. But Montero continues to take foul balls off his catcher's mask, and it's not any fun. It happened again in the top of the fifth inning Wednesday...
The Seattle Mariners have signed first-round draft pick catcher Mike Zunino, who was taken with the No. 3 overall selection in June's amateur draft.
The Mariners announced Zunino's signing on Monday evening. He was to be introduced at a news conference on Tuesday afternoon.
Zunino, from Florida, was considered the best college position player available in the draft. Zunino...
Orioles and Nationals team up to have fans vote for Beltways Ballot of Hammel and Harper for the All-Star Game
The Orioles and Washington Nationals have partnered in an effort to help send the “Beltways Ballot” of RHP JASON HAMMEL and OF BRYCE HARPER to Kansas City for this year’s All-Star Game. Hammel and Harper are candidates on Major League Baseball’s...
Veteran left handed pitcher Dontrelle Willis has announced his retirement today via Twitter.
Earlier today, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports tweeted that Willis was apparently considering retirement.
The Orioles signed Willis to a Minor League deal back in March, and late in April they placed him on the restricted list for a brief period of time after leaving the team without permission...
To start off the week, the Mariners faced the Oakland Athletics at home. Nicaraguan Erasmo Ramirez started off the series striking out 10 in Game 1, but sadly he didn’t get the win. The Athletics hit a home run in the 2nd inning, which was the winning run of the ball game. The next outing, a Mariners starter would again strike out 10 (it’s the first time 2 Mariners have gone...
Kendrys Morales is surging for the Los Angeles Angels, and he's always hit well against the Baltimore Orioles.
The designated hitter just completed a strong road trip as he gets ready for Thursday night's opener of a four-game set against the visiting Orioles.
Morales is 13 for 33 during an eight-game hitting streak, batting .400 in seven games on the Angels' 5-4 trip...
Apparently Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe and I are thinking on the same wave length. Well, to be honest this idea has probably been floating around for a lot longer than I had it in my head. This idea you ask? The Red Sox need to trade for Seattle Mariners ace “King” Felix Hernandez. [...]