Jones, Davis homer to lead Orioles to 3-2 win over Mariners

“I guess it hit the chalk and the rest was history”.


“I knew it was through the infield”, Morrison said. “We played an extremely good game”.

Seattle Mariners’ Kyle Seager flips his bat after striking out with… He pitched into the eighth inning and was lifted after walking Mark Trumbo with one out and having thrown 111 pitches. A walk to Mike Zunino set the stage for Jackson, who won it against reliever T.J. McFarland (0-2).

“I’m not going to shave it now. We battled and came up just a little short”.

But really, Baltimore was just better Monday night.

The late-inning heroics overshadowed a gutty performance from starter Taijuan Walker. Jones was the Mariners’ first-round pick in 2003 and viewed as a likely franchise cornerstone for years to come – until a February 8, 2008 trade sent him to Baltimore.

The Orioles took the lead for good in the fourth inning.

This isn’t a new development.

Exhibit A: A Mariners fan, seated near the railing separating the center-field bleachers and the batter’s eye.

Tillman, who allowed five runs on eight hits over 2 1/3 innings, was pelted in the right arm by a Robinson Cano comebacker in the first, but remained in the game after being examined by trainer Brian Ebel and throwing a few warmup pitches.

Chris Davis is the talk of the Orioles for one hairy reason this week: His mustache. But his outing still earned him the respect of his manager. Together, giving up three runs on the night, two of which solo home runs (BAL- Jones, Davis). He threw a total of 101 pitches.

He went seven innings against Seattle on May 20, yielding four runs in a 4-2 loss.

If this were earlier in the season, Walker might not have had the poise to make it out of the first inning. Thank goodness. I have had enough of this west coast nonsense.

Walker said the surgery went well – he found out about 10 minutes before going out to stretch.

After hitting a go-ahead single and his 30th homer of the season, the mustache the Baltimore slugger showed up with on Monday is sticking around. Cruz extended his hitting streak to a career-high 21 games, matching Troy Tulowitzki for the longest streak in the majors this season, but exited before the seventh with neck spasms.


He has scored a league-leading 46 runs in 38 games while stealing a league-leading 32 bases in 35 attempts. “It’s nothing bad”, he said.

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