Hector Noesi might have finally pitched his way out of Seattle's rotation. Not that he got any help from the Mariners' equally struggling offense.
Former Seattle prospect Chris Tillman gave up just two hits in 8 1-3 innings, and Noesi was handed his major league-leading 11th loss in Baltimore's 4-2 win over the Mariners on Wednesday afternoon.
Making his first start of 2012 after being recalled from the minors, Tillman took a shutout into the ninth before giving way to closer Jim Johnson, who recorded his league-high 25th save, and Baltimore took two of three in the series.
''We didn't put ourselves in position to hit the ball hard and get a chance to get anything going,'' Seattle manager Eric Wedge said. ''That guy commanded the ball game against us.''
Baltimore's Adam Jones, another former Seattle prospect, added his 20th homer of the season with a shot into the upper deck in left field in the second inning off Noesi. Not only was its Jones' 20th long ball, it was the 20th hom...