Ramirez, Mariners' bullpen shut down Orioles in 2-1 win

SEATTLE (AP) Erasmo Ramirez put a poor outing behind him and returned to his recent form.

Ramirez allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings, and the Seattle Mariners' bullpen shut down the Baltimore Orioles the rest of the way in a 2-1 victory Monday.

Ramirez (2-3) allowed two hits, struck out five and walked none. The right-hander is 2-1 in five starts since coming off the disabled list on Aug. 12, but he gave up seven runs on nine hits in three innings against the Padres on Aug. 29.

''The only difference tonight is I was throwing better strikes and quality strikes,'' Ramirez said. ''I attacked the hitters and tried to execute every pitch. I had control of my slider at any point of the count.''

That start in San Diego was the only time since Ramirez returned to the rotation that he has allowed more than three runs.

''That's what he's capable of doing, but it has to be on the edges and not the middle of the plate,'' Mariners manager Scott Servais said. ''I thought Erasmo threw the ball really well. He had a good cutter and his command was pretty good.''

Edwin Diaz struck out the side in the ninth for his 52nd save and 26th one-run save, both of which lead the majors. Zach Duke, Nick Vincent and Alex Colome combined to pitch 2 2/3 scoreless innings before Diaz finished off the three-hitter.

''They battled, but I made good pitches with my slider,'' Diaz said. ''I just go pitch by pitch. That's what I tell myself.''

Ryon Healy had an RBI single and Dee Gordon added a sacrifice fly, both off Josh Rogers (1-1), who made his second major league start and allowed four hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings.

''That's a really good lineup they got over there,'' Rogers said. ''But I was pretty confident the whole time. I was pretty calm and just trying to give the team a chance to win and get deep in the game.''

The Mariners were coming off a four-game split at Oakland that dealt a setback to their playoff hopes. The Orioles, who have the majors' worst record, have lost four straight, scoring two runs or fewer in three of those games.

''It's kind of struggling,'' manager Buck Showalter said of the Orioles' offense. ''We face a guy tonight that's had his issues and we just aren't swinging the bats very well. We're getting behind in a lot of counts and swinging at pitches out of the zone, uncharacteristically.''

Jonathan Villar homered off the right-field foul pole in the fourth for Baltimore. Healy tied it in the bottom of the inning with a single to center after Rogers walked Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz.

Gordon's go-ahead sacrifice fly followed Cameron Maybin's leadoff triple to the wall in right-center in the fifth. Maybin had two hits after Servais told him before the game to ''let it rip.''

''He talked to me about being more aggressive,'' Maybin said. ''That's what I did and I'll continue to work on it. It's going to take everybody right now down the stretch. Everybody has to bring the energy and have fun and see where the chips fall.''

ROSTER MOVES

The Orioles recalled C Chance Sisco and RHP Jimmy Yacabonis from Triple-A Norfolk. Sisco was the DH Monday, going 0-for-3. Yacabonis entered in the sixth and did not allow a hit in 1 2/3 innings.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Orioles: 1B Chris Davis was a late scratch because of an illness.

Mariners: LHP Marco Gonzales (strained neck) pitched a bullpen session Monday. Gonzales was placed on the 10-day DL on Aug. 27, retroactive to Aug. 24. ''Marco may have one more bullpen outing before we try to bring him back into the rotation,'' Servais said. DH Nelson Cruz was in the lineup after fouling a pitch off his right ankle on Sunday. ''It's really sore today, but you can't keep that guy out of the starting lineup,'' Servais said.

UP NEXT

RHP Alex Cobb (4-15, 5.11 ERA) will make his 26th start of the season Tuesday for the Orioles. Since Aug. 1, Cobb is 2-1 with a 2.66 ERA in six starts, including a complete-game victory on Aug. 18. LHP Wade LeBlanc (8-3, 3.71) will make his 23rd start of the season for the Mariners. LeBlanc pitched seven scoreless innings in a 7-1 win at Oakland on Aug. 30.

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  • W: E. Ramirez (2-3)L: J. Rogers (1-1)S: E. Diaz (52)
  • HR: BAL - J. Villar (12)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Mullins CF40000020.263.325.461.786-1.0
J. Villar 2B41111020.261.320.394.7145.0
T. Mancini 1B40000010.241.301.415.716-0.5
A. Jones RF30000010.285.317.429.746-0.5
T. Beckham SS30100010.228.283.372.6550.5
R. Nunez 3B30000022.226.304.341.646-1.0
C. Sisco DH30000011.191.301.283.584-0.5
J. Rickard LF30100020.238.295.419.7140.0
C. Joseph C30000001.201.244.310.5540.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Haniger RF30100111.280.366.489.8563.5
    J. Segura SS40000002.318.349.437.7860.0
    R. Cano 2B31000111.277.359.423.7811.5
    N. Cruz DH30100100.264.347.530.8772.0
    K. Negron PR-DH00000000.333.333.333.6670.0
    R. Healy 1B30110102.251.285.449.7343.0
    K. Seager 3B30000012.217.265.395.661-0.5
    C. Maybin LF31200010.243.323.330.6534.5
    M. Zunino C30000032.190.249.400.649-1.5
    D. Gordon CF20010001.272.293.337.6301.0
    G. Heredia CF00000000.217.295.308.6030.0
      BATTING
      • HR - J. Villar (12)
      • RBI - J. Villar (37)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Nunez, C. Sisco
      BATTING
      • 3B - M. Haniger (3), C. Maybin (2)
      • SF - D. Gordon (5)
      • RBI - R. Healy (68), D. Gordon (27)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Haniger, J. Segura, R. Healy 2 (2), K. Seager 2 (2)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - C. Mullins (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Cano-Segura-Healy)
      • E - D. Gordon (13)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Rogers (L, 1-1)5.14222404.351.354.0
      J. Yacabonis1.20001307.711.673.5
      M. Castro1.01001004.131.471.0
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Rogers (L, 1-1)5.1
      J. Yacabonis1.2
      M. Castro1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      E. Ramirez (W, 2-3)5.12110515.561.3221.5
      Z. Duke (H, 15)0.20000104.201.600.5
      N. Vincent (H, 15)1.00000204.151.134.0
      A. Colome (H, 25)1.01000103.511.252.5
      E. Diaz (S, 52)1.00000301.900.7811.5
      PITCHERSIP
      E. Ramirez (W, 2-3)5.1
      Z. Duke (H, 15)0.2
      N. Vincent (H, 15)1.0
      A. Colome (H, 25)1.0
      E. Diaz (S, 52)1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Rogers 80-50, J. Yacabonis 34-19, M. Castro 19-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Rogers 5-6, J. Yacabonis 1-1, M. Castro 1-2
      • Batters Faced - J. Rogers 21, J. Yacabonis 6, M. Castro 5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - E. Ramirez 77-55, Z. Duke 11-6, N. Vincent 10-10, A. Colome 11-6, E. Diaz 23-15
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Ramirez 5-6, Z. Duke 1-0, N. Vincent 1-1, A. Colome 1-0
      • Batters Faced - E. Ramirez 18, Z. Duke 2, N. Vincent 4, A. Colome 3, E. Diaz 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      C. Mullins CF40000020.263.325.461.786-1.0
      J. Villar 2B41111020.261.320.394.7145.0
      T. Mancini 1B40000010.241.301.415.716-0.5
      A. Jones RF30000010.285.317.429.746-0.5
      T. Beckham SS30100010.228.283.372.6550.5
      R. Nunez 3B30000022.226.304.341.646-1.0
      C. Sisco DH30000011.191.301.283.584-0.5
      J. Rickard LF30100020.238.295.419.7140.0
      C. Joseph C30000001.201.244.310.5540.0
      Total3013110124-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        M. Haniger RF30100111.280.366.489.8563.5
        J. Segura SS40000002.318.349.437.7860.0
        R. Cano 2B31000111.277.359.423.7811.5
        N. Cruz DH30100100.264.347.530.8772.0
        K. Negron PR-DH00000000.333.333.333.6670.0
        R. Healy 1B30110102.251.285.449.7343.0
        K. Seager 3B30000012.217.265.395.661-0.5
        C. Maybin LF31200010.243.323.330.6534.5
        M. Zunino C30000032.190.249.400.649-1.5
        D. Gordon CF20010001.272.293.337.6301.0
        G. Heredia CF00000000.217.295.308.6030.0
        Total2725204711-----
          BATTING
          • HR - J. Villar (12)
          • RBI - J. Villar (37)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Nunez, C. Sisco
          BATTING
          • 3B - M. Haniger (3), C. Maybin (2)
          • SF - D. Gordon (5)
          • RBI - R. Healy (68), D. Gordon (27)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Haniger, J. Segura, R. Healy 2 (2), K. Seager 2 (2)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - C. Mullins (2)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Cano-Segura-Healy)
          • E - D. Gordon (13)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Rogers (L, 1-1)5.14222404.351.354.0
          J. Yacabonis1.20001307.711.673.5
          M. Castro1.01001004.131.471.0
          Total8.0522470---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Rogers (L, 1-1)5.1
          J. Yacabonis1.2
          M. Castro1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          E. Ramirez (W, 2-3)5.12110515.561.3221.5
          Z. Duke (H, 15)0.20000104.201.600.5
          N. Vincent (H, 15)1.00000204.151.134.0
          A. Colome (H, 25)1.01000103.511.252.5
          E. Diaz (S, 52)1.00000301.900.7811.5
          Total9.03110121---
          PITCHERSIP
          E. Ramirez (W, 2-3)5.1
          Z. Duke (H, 15)0.2
          N. Vincent (H, 15)1.0
          A. Colome (H, 25)1.0
          E. Diaz (S, 52)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Rogers 80-50, J. Yacabonis 34-19, M. Castro 19-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Rogers 5-6, J. Yacabonis 1-1, M. Castro 1-2
          • Batters Faced - J. Rogers 21, J. Yacabonis 6, M. Castro 5
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - E. Ramirez 77-55, Z. Duke 11-6, N. Vincent 10-10, A. Colome 11-6, E. Diaz 23-15
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Ramirez 5-6, Z. Duke 1-0, N. Vincent 1-1, A. Colome 1-0
          • Batters Faced - E. Ramirez 18, Z. Duke 2, N. Vincent 4, A. Colome 3, E. Diaz 3
          • 5TH INNING
            Gordon hit sacrifice fly to left, Maybin scored12
          • 4TH INNING
            Healy singled to left center, Cano scored, Cruz to third, Healy out at second11
            Villar homered to right10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Edwin Diaz relieved Alex Colome
            • C. Mullins: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Mullins struck out on foul tip
            • J. Villar: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
            • T. Mancini: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Guillermo Heredia in center field
            • Alex Colome relieved Nick Vincent
            • C. Sisco: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Sisco struck out swinging
            • J. Rickard: Ball, Rickard singled to center
            • C. Joseph: Ball, Joseph grounded out to shortstop, Rickard out at second
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Miguel Castro relieved Jimmy Yacabonis
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Haniger walked
            • J. Segura: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Segura lined out to second
            • R. Cano: Ball, Cano lined out to shortstop
            • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Cruz singled to right, Haniger to third
            • Kristopher Negron ran for Nelson Cruz
            • R. Healy: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Healy grounded out to second
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Nick Vincent relieved Zach Duke
            • T. Mancini: Mancini grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Jones: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
            • T. Beckham: Beckham safe at first on 2nd baseman Gordon fielding error, Beckham to second
            • R. Nunez: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Nunez struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
            • J. Yacabonis Pitching:
            • C. Maybin: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Maybin struck out swinging
            • M. Zunino: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Zunino struck out swinging
            • D. Gordon: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gordon lined out to second
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • E. Ramirez Pitching:
            • C. Joseph: Ball, Ball, Joseph popped out to second
            • Zach Duke relieved Erasmo Ramirez
            • C. Mullins: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Mullins struck out swinging
            • J. Villar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Villar grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Rogers Pitching:
            • R. Cano: Foul, Cano grounded out to shortstop
            • Jimmy Yacabonis relieved Josh Rogers
            • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cruz grounded out to third
            • R. Healy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Healy walked
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • E. Ramirez Pitching:
            • R. Nunez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Nunez struck out looking
            • C. Sisco: Strike swinging, Sisco grounded out to second
            • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Rickard struck out looking
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Rogers Pitching:
            • C. Maybin: Foul, Ball, Maybin tripled to deep right center
            • M. Zunino: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Zunino struck out swinging
            • D. Gordon: Ball, Gordon hit sacrifice fly to left, Maybin scored
            • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Haniger tripled to left center
            • J. Segura: Ball, Segura lined out to right
            • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • E. Ramirez Pitching:
            • J. Villar: Ball, Villar homered to right
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Mancini grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Jones lined out to shortstop
            • T. Beckham: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Beckham struck out looking
            • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Rogers Pitching:
            • J. Segura: Ball, Foul, Foul, Segura grounded out to second
            • R. Cano: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cano walked
            • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cruz walked, Cano to second
            • R. Healy: Healy singled to left center, Cano scored, Cruz to third, Healy out at second
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Foul, Seager grounded out to first
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • E. Ramirez Pitching:
            • J. Rickard: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rickard struck out swinging
            • C. Joseph: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Joseph flied out to left
            • C. Mullins: Ball, Mullins flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Rogers Pitching:
            • C. Maybin: Maybin singled to left center
            • M. Zunino: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Zunino struck out swinging
            • D. Gordon: Ball, Gordon reached on fielder's choice to second, Maybin out at second
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Ball, Haniger flied out to deep right
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • E. Ramirez Pitching:
            • A. Jones: Jones grounded out to third
            • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Beckham singled to right
            • R. Nunez: Foul, Nunez flied out to deep center
            • C. Sisco: Foul, Sisco grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Beckham out at second
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Rogers Pitching:
            • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Cruz lined out to left
            • R. Healy: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Healy flied out to center
            • K. Seager: Ball, Ball, Seager flied out to deep right
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • E. Ramirez Pitching:
            • C. Mullins: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Mullins grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Villar: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Villar struck out looking
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Mancini lined out to center
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Rogers Pitching:
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Haniger struck out swinging
            • J. Segura: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Segura grounded out to shortstop
            • R. Cano: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cano struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)