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Orioles 2, Mariners 0

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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BALTIMORE -- As usual, Jamie Moyer turned in an effective performance against the Baltimore Orioles.

Unfortunately for Moyer and the Seattle Mariners, Rodrigo Lopez was even better.

Lopez took a three-hitter into the eighth inning and Melvin Mora and Nick Markakis each had an RBI, leading the Orioles to a 2-0 victory Tuesday night.

The subject of trade talks in the days leading up to Monday's non-waiver trade deadline, Lopez (8-11) allowed four singles in 7 2/3 innings. The right-hander struck out five, walked none and permitted only one runner past first base.

"If it wasn't my best, it was one of my best starts of the year," Lopez said. "It came at the right time. There are two months to go, I would like to finish hard, and this is a good start."

Lopez started the game with a 6.57 ERA and had allowed a total of 20 hits in his last two outings, but on this night he was brilliant.

"You just try and be patient and do something. He didn't miss too much with me," said Seattle's Ben Broussard, who went 0-for-3 with a strikeout. "It seemed like he was pitching on the corners of both sides of the plate."

Tim Byrdak got the final out in the eighth and Chris Ray worked a perfect ninth for his 27th save.

Kenji Johjima had two hits for the Mariners (52-54), who were bidding to reach the .500 mark for the first time since July 3.

"Lopez was awfully good. He threw a lot of strikes. He pitched very, very well," Seattle manager Mike Hargrove said. "It was a good pitching performance by both ball clubs. We just couldn't get anything going offensively."

Moyer (6-10) gave up two runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings, walking three and striking out three. The 43-year-old left-hander came in 18-3 lifetime against Baltimore, including 2-0 this season.

"Vintage Jamie. He didn't give in, he makes you fish," Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo said. "Fortunately, we were able to scratch out a few runs, and it was enough."

As has often happened this season, Moyer didn't get enough support from his teammates. The Mariners have been blanked 12 times this season, six times with him as their starter.

"I felt pretty good today. I kept the ball down, made some good pitches," Moyer said.

Baltimore had surrendered at least 10 hits in each of its seven previous games, but Lopez emphatically ended the streak.

"That was an outing we sorely needed," Perlozzo said. "It couldn't have come at a better time."

The Orioles needed only two batters to take a 1-0 lead in the first. Brian Roberts singled and took second when right fielder Ichiro Suzuki misplayed the ball. Roberts then stole third and scored on a single by Mora.

Seattle didn't get a man on until the fourth, when Adrian Beltre got a two-out infield single and took second on an errant throw by second baseman Roberts. Raul Ibanez then grounded out.

Baltimore went up 2-0 and chased Moyer in the seventh. Corey Patterson singled with one out and stole second before Fernando Tatis was walked intentionally so Moyer could face the left-handed hitting Markakis, who foiled the strategy with a ground-rule double.

Notes

The Orioles recalled RHP Winston Abreu from Triple-A Ottawa to fortify a tired bullpen and optioned RHP Eddy Rodriguez to the same club. Abreu was in his 11th season in the minors without ever playing in the majors. ... Seattle needs a victory Wednesday to win the season series. The Mariners, who hold a 5-4 edge, were seeking to win a fourth straight in Camden Yards for the first time. ... Suzuki went 0-for-4 with his second error of the season, and is 0-for-8 in the series.

 
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Players of the Game
Baltimore

R. Lopez
IP 7.2
H 4
ER 0
BB 0
K 5
Baltimore

N. Markakis
AB 3
R 0
H 1
HR 0
RBI 1
 
Seattle Mariners
Ichiro Suzuki, RF4000001
Jose Lopez, 2B4010010
Adrian Beltre, 3B4010011
Raul Ibanez, LF4000001
Richie Sexson, 1B3000000
Ben Broussard, DH3000010
Kenji Johjima, C3020000
Yuniesky Betancourt, SS3000002
Adam Jones, CF2000020
   a- Greg Dobbs, PH1000001
    Willie Bloomquist, CF0000000
Totals31040056 
a-flied out for Jones in the 8th
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Adam Jones 1
E - Ichiro Suzuki (, )
Seattle Mariners
Jamie Moyer (L,-) 6.1622330
George Sherrill 0.1000000
Julio Mateo 1.1100000
IBB - Tatis by Jamie Moyer
Pitches-Strikes - Jamie Moyer 95-57, George Sherrill 1-1, Julio Mateo 12-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jamie Moyer 8-7
Batters Faced - Jamie Moyer 27, George Sherrill 1, Julio Mateo 5
Baltimore Orioles
Brian Roberts, 2B4110002
Melvin Mora, 3B4011002
Miguel Tejada, SS3010101
Jeff Conine, LF-1B3010101
Javy Lopez, C4000024
    Ramon Hernandez, C0000000
Kevin Millar, 1B4000012
    Brandon Fahey, LF0000000
Corey Patterson, CF3110001
Fernando Tatis, DH2010100
Nick Markakis, RF3011001
Totals302723314 
Batting
2B - Fernando Tatis (, Moyer), Nick Markakis (, Moyer)
RBI - Melvin Mora (), Nick Markakis ()
SB - Brian Roberts (, 3rd base off Moyer/Johjima), Corey Patterson (, 2nd base off Moyer/Johjima)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
E - Brian Roberts (, )
Baltimore Orioles
Rodrigo Lopez (W,-) 7.2400050
Tim Byrdak (H,) 0.1000000
Chris Ray (S,) 1000000
Pitches-Strikes - Rodrigo Lopez 82-61, Tim Byrdak 3-1, Chris Ray 9-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Rodrigo Lopez 9-9, Tim Byrdak 1-0, Chris Ray 1-2
Batters Faced - Rodrigo Lopez 27, Tim Byrdak 1, Chris Ray 3
Game Information
Attendance - 20226
Game Time - 2:20
Temperature - 100
Umpires - Home - Bob Davidson, First Base - Mark Wegner, Second Base - Marvin Hudson, Third Base - Jerry Layne