Santana powers Mariners past Orioles 5-2

SEATTLE (AP) The music was bumping and the smiles were easy for the second night in a row in the Mariners' clubhouse.

Winning two games in a row for the first time since mid-May will get everyone in a good mood.

''We're streaking,'' Mariners manager Scott Servais said after a 5-2 win over Baltimore on Thursday night. ''I'll keep my clothes on, but we're streaking.''

Domingo Santana hit his third home run in two days, and Wade LeBlanc gave the Mariners a big boost on the mound after another rough outing by an opener.

Santana's homers helped the Mariners win back-to-back games for the first time since May 13-14 against Oakland and continued the Orioles' spiral. Baltimore has lost nine straight, and have just three wins in June.

Santana tied it at 2 with his 16th homer to right-center field off Orioles starter Dylan Bundy (3-9) in the sixth inning. Kyle Seager and Mac Williamson followed with RBI singles. The home run came a day after Santana hit two homers to fuel a sweep-averting Seattle victory over Kansas City.

''He's on one of those streaks right now,'' Servais said. ''Hopefully, he can keep it going.''

LeBlanc (4-2) wiped out another difficult start by a Mariners opener with a steady outing over 6 1/3 innings in which he struck out seven. Seattle turned to reliever Tayler Scott to start with few other options in the bullpen. Scott walked three of the Orioles' first five batters and was pulled after throwing 13 balls on 23 pitches.

''Just give me the ball, I'll throw it,'' LeBlanc said when asked about the use of an opener. ''That's about all I can say.''

And throw he did, entering the game an inning ahead of schedule.

LeBlanc gave up a two-run single to Rio Ruiz before recording the third out of the inning, but then sat down Orioles over the next six innings to keep the Mariners in the game. He gave up a leadoff single to Pedro Severino in the third, but struck out three straight to end the threat. He walked Dwight Smith Jr. and intentionally walked Hanser Alberto in the sixth, but also got out of that inning with two strikeouts. His team backed him up with a double play in the seventh after Richie Martin's leadoff single.

The seven Mariners openers now have a combined ERA of 19.50. Scott and LeBlanc combined in this one to give up just two runs and four hits in seven innings. Austin Adams struck out the side in the eighth, and Roenis Elias pitched the ninth for his eighth save.

''Everybody gets caught up in the first inning and what's going on there,'' Servais said. ''It's been a struggle for us. We haven't found that guy yet to go out there and put a zero up consistently. But overall, what you're looking for there, it's working. I know people will disagree with that because they get caught up in the first inning, but at the end of the day we get seven innings out of our starter and another guy.''

Bundy appeared to be cruising as he matched his season high with his eighth strikeout to start the sixth. But five of the next six Mariners got hits, starting with Santana.

''We didn't score,'' Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said.'' We had four hits off Wade LeBlanc and scored two runs in the first. I don't know if we hit a ball hard after that. We're not making it easy on ourselves. We don't tack on runs. It's difficult to win that way.''

SMITH RETURNS

Smith returned to his regular spot in left field for Baltimore after recovering from a concussion. Smith ran into the wall chasing a fly ball on June 7 against the Texas Rangers. He entered the concussion protocol and said his head was fuzzy for a week to 10 days. Despite missing 13 days, he remains the Orioles' RBIs leader and vowed to continue running headlong toward the wall.

''I'm going to play my game, regardless,'' Smith said. ''I'm not going to think about getting hurt again. That's when you do get hurt.''

In other moves, the Orioles designated RHP Dan Straily for assignment and recalled RHP Evan Phillips from Triple-A Norfolk. Manager Brandon Hyde said he hopes Straily clears waivers and returns to the organization, and believes the pitcher just needs ''a fresh start.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Orioles: Rookie pitcher John Means was put on the 10-day injured list and will miss his scheduled start Friday in Seattle to rest a sore left shoulder. Means (6-4, 2.67 ERA) has been the Orioles' best pitcher this season. The left-hander hopes it's a temporary setback and said he had a similar situation while pitching in college: ''It was one of those things where I missed a start and was fine for the rest of the season.'' ... Outfielder Trey Mancini hopes to return to the lineup Friday against the Mariners, but acknowledged he may be out longer with a bruised elbow. Mancini was hit by a pitch in the first inning of Wednesday's loss to the Oakland Athletics. ''It looked like a golf ball was in my elbow,'' Mancini said.

Mariners: Servais acknowledged right fielder Mitch Haniger might be out until after the All-Star break as he recovers from surgery on a ruptured testicle. Haniger is increasing activity, but has yet to run. Servais said he would also need a minor league rehab assignment before returning.

UP NEXT

Orioles: Hyde was unsure who would start against the Mariners on Friday, calling it a bullpen day.

Mariners: RHP Mike Leake (6-6, 4.14 ERA) will look to continue his three-game win streak in the second game of the Baltimore series.

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SEA33-46
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  • W: W. LeBlanc (4-2)L: D. Bundy (3-9)S: R. Elias (8)
  • HR: SEA - D. Santana (16), O. Narvaez (11)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Santander RF40000012.250.333.365.699-0.5
P. Severino C31100110.275.357.493.8494.5
D. Smith LF30000123.246.296.456.7520.0
R. Nunez DH30000122.233.287.462.7490.0
R. Ruiz 1B40120022.222.299.309.6082.0
H. Alberto 3B30000102.307.329.377.7061.0
K. Broxton CF40100032.190.228.289.518-0.5
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    M. Smith CF51100011.220.288.348.6361.5
    J. Crawford SS30100120.264.354.402.7564.0
    D. Santana RF31111123.279.340.492.8326.0
    D. Vogelbach 1B41100024.256.394.538.9321.0
    A. Nola 1B00000000.333.333.333.6670.0
    O. Narvaez C32211101.291.369.481.8509.0
    K. Seager 3B30120111.230.322.390.7123.5
    T. Beckham DH40100035.231.285.462.7470.5
    M. Williamson LF40110031.158.238.232.4700.5
    D. Gordon 2B40000013.265.292.362.654-0.5
    T. Scott P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      BATTING
      • RBI - R. Ruiz 2 (20)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Ruiz 2 (14)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Santander, R. Ruiz, H. Alberto 2 (2), K. Broxton 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Crawford (9), T. Beckham (16)
      • HR - D. Santana (16), O. Narvaez (11)
      • RBI - D. Santana (55), O. Narvaez (26), K. Seager 2 (13), M. Williamson (13)
      • 2-Out RBI - K. Seager (5), M. Williamson (7)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Smith, D. Vogelbach, K. Seager, T. Beckham 3 (3), D. Gordon 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - P. Severino
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Crawford
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Gordon-Crawford-Vogelbach)
      • E - T. Scott
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Bundy (L, 3-9)5.17441824.591.292.0
      E. Phillips1.02111307.792.130.5
      P. Fry0.20002204.751.32-1.0
      M. Givens1.00000205.101.334.0
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Bundy (L, 3-9)5.1
      E. Phillips1.0
      P. Fry0.2
      M. Givens1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Scott0.20223009.392.22-5.0
      W. LeBlanc (W, 4-2)6.14002705.441.4025.5
      A. Adams (H, 4)1.00000303.631.154.5
      R. Elias (S, 8)1.00000103.711.3210.5
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Scott0.2
      W. LeBlanc (W, 4-2)6.1
      A. Adams (H, 4)1.0
      R. Elias (S, 8)1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Bundy 99-64, E. Phillips 33-18, P. Fry 21-11, M. Givens 16-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Bundy 4-4
      • Batters Faced - D. Bundy 24, E. Phillips 6, P. Fry 4, M. Givens 3
      PITCHING
      • IBB - W. LeBlanc
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Scott 23-10, W. LeBlanc 92-60, A. Adams 16-9, R. Elias 13-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Scott 1-1, W. LeBlanc 5-6, R. Elias 1-1
      • Batters Faced - T. Scott 5, W. LeBlanc 24, A. Adams 3, R. Elias 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Villar 2B31000102.247.307.396.7032.0
      A. Santander RF40000012.250.333.365.699-0.5
      P. Severino C31100110.275.357.493.8494.5
      D. Smith LF30000123.246.296.456.7520.0
      R. Nunez DH30000122.233.287.462.7490.0
      R. Ruiz 1B40120022.222.299.309.6082.0
      H. Alberto 3B30000102.307.329.377.7061.0
      K. Broxton CF40100032.190.228.289.518-0.5
      R. Martin SS30100001.173.228.288.5161.0
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      E. Phillips P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        M. Smith CF51100011.220.288.348.6361.5
        J. Crawford SS30100120.264.354.402.7564.0
        D. Santana RF31111123.279.340.492.8326.0
        D. Vogelbach 1B41100024.256.394.538.9321.0
        A. Nola 1B00000000.333.333.333.6670.0
        O. Narvaez C32211101.291.369.481.8509.0
        K. Seager 3B30120111.230.322.390.7123.5
        T. Beckham DH40100035.231.285.462.7470.5
        M. Williamson LF40110031.158.238.232.4700.5
        D. Gordon 2B40000013.265.292.362.654-0.5
        T. Scott P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        W. LeBlanc P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        A. Adams P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        R. Elias P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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          BATTING
          • RBI - R. Ruiz 2 (20)
          • 2-Out RBI - R. Ruiz 2 (14)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Santander, R. Ruiz, H. Alberto 2 (2), K. Broxton 2 (2)
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Crawford (9), T. Beckham (16)
          • HR - D. Santana (16), O. Narvaez (11)
          • RBI - D. Santana (55), O. Narvaez (26), K. Seager 2 (13), M. Williamson (13)
          • 2-Out RBI - K. Seager (5), M. Williamson (7)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Smith, D. Vogelbach, K. Seager, T. Beckham 3 (3), D. Gordon 2 (2)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - P. Severino
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - J. Crawford
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Gordon-Crawford-Vogelbach)
          • E - T. Scott
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Bundy (L, 3-9)5.17441824.591.292.0
          E. Phillips1.02111307.792.130.5
          P. Fry0.20002204.751.32-1.0
          M. Givens1.00000205.101.334.0
          Total8.09554152---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Bundy (L, 3-9)5.1
          E. Phillips1.0
          P. Fry0.2
          M. Givens1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          T. Scott0.20223009.392.22-5.0
          W. LeBlanc (W, 4-2)6.14002705.441.4025.5
          A. Adams (H, 4)1.00000303.631.154.5
          R. Elias (S, 8)1.00000103.711.3210.5
          Total9.04225110---
          PITCHERSIP
          T. Scott0.2
          W. LeBlanc (W, 4-2)6.1
          A. Adams (H, 4)1.0
          R. Elias (S, 8)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Bundy 99-64, E. Phillips 33-18, P. Fry 21-11, M. Givens 16-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Bundy 4-4
          • Batters Faced - D. Bundy 24, E. Phillips 6, P. Fry 4, M. Givens 3
          PITCHING
          • IBB - W. LeBlanc
          • Pitches-Strikes - T. Scott 23-10, W. LeBlanc 92-60, A. Adams 16-9, R. Elias 13-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Scott 1-1, W. LeBlanc 5-6, R. Elias 1-1
          • Batters Faced - T. Scott 5, W. LeBlanc 24, A. Adams 3, R. Elias 3
          • 7TH INNING
            Seager walked, Smith scored, Crawford to third, Narvaez to second25
          • 6TH INNING
            Williamson singled to right, Narvaez scored, Seager to third24
            Seager singled to shallow center, Vogelbach scored, Narvaez to second23
            Santana homered to right22
          • 2ND INNING
            Narvaez homered to right21
          • 1ST INNING
            Ruiz singled to right, Villar and Severino scored, Nunez to third20
          • 9TH INNING
            • Roenis Elias relieved Austin Adams
            • R. Ruiz: Ruiz flied out to shallow right
            • H. Alberto: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Alberto grounded out to shortstop
            • K. Broxton: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Broxton struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Austin Adams relieved Wade LeBlanc
            • Austin Nola at first base
            • P. Severino: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Severino struck out looking
            • D. Smith: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
            • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Nunez struck out looking
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Mychal Givens relieved Paul Fry
            • M. Williamson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Williamson struck out swinging
            • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Gordon lined out to right
            • M. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
            • R. Martin: Martin singled to left center
            • J. Villar: Strike swinging, Ball, Villar grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Martin out at second
            • A. Santander: Ball, Foul, Ball, Santander fouled out to catcher
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • E. Phillips Pitching:
            • M. Smith: Foul, Ball, Ball, Smith reached on an infield single to second
            • J. Crawford: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Crawford walked, Smith to second
            • D. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Santana struck out on foul tip
            • Paul Fry relieved Evan Phillips
            • D. Vogelbach: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Vogelbach struck out swinging
            • O. Narvaez: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smith to third, Ball, Narvaez walked, Crawford to second
            • K. Seager: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Seager walked, Smith scored, Crawford to third, Narvaez to second
            • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
            • D. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smith walked
            • R. Nunez: Strike swinging, Nunez grounded out to shortstop, Smith to second
            • R. Ruiz: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ruiz struck out looking
            • H. Alberto: Alberto intentionally walked
            • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Broxton struck out looking
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Bundy Pitching:
            • J. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
            • D. Santana: Ball, Strike swinging, Santana homered to right
            • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Vogelbach singled to right center
            • O. Narvaez: Narvaez singled to shallow center, Vogelbach to second
            • K. Seager: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Seager singled to shallow center, Vogelbach scored, Narvaez to second
            • Evan Phillips relieved Dylan Bundy
            • T. Beckham: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
            • M. Williamson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Williamson singled to right, Narvaez scored, Seager to third
            • D. Gordon: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
            • J. Villar: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Villar grounded out to third
            • A. Santander: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Santander lined out to center
            • P. Severino: Severino fouled out to third
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Bundy Pitching:
            • T. Beckham: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Beckham doubled to deep right center
            • M. Williamson: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Williamson struck out swinging
            • D. Gordon: Gordon grounded out to first, Beckham to third
            • M. Smith: Strike swinging, Ball, Smith grounded out to second
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
            • H. Alberto: Strike looking, Alberto flied out to deep center
            • K. Broxton: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Broxton struck out swinging
            • R. Martin: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Martin grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Bundy Pitching:
            • D. Santana: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana walked
            • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Vogelbach lined out to right
            • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Narvaez flied out to center
            • K. Seager: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
            • P. Severino: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Severino singled to deep right
            • D. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
            • R. Nunez: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Nunez struck out looking
            • R. Ruiz: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ruiz struck out looking
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • D. Bundy Pitching:
            • D. Gordon: Ball, Gordon grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Smith: Ball, Smith flied out to left
            • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Crawford struck out looking
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
            • K. Broxton: Broxton reached on bunt single to second
            • R. Martin: Martin fouled out to first
            • J. Villar: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Villar flied out to deep right
            • A. Santander: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Santander struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • D. Bundy Pitching:
            • O. Narvaez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Narvaez homered to right
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Seager lined out to third
            • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
            • M. Williamson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Williamson struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • T. Scott Pitching:
            • J. Villar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Villar walked
            • A. Santander: Strike looking, Foul, Villar to second on Scott throwing error, Ball, Santander grounded out to first, Villar to third
            • P. Severino: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Severino walked
            • D. Smith: Smith fouled out to third
            • R. Nunez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Severino stole second, Ball, Nunez walked
            • Wade LeBlanc relieved Tayler Scott
            • R. Ruiz: Strike looking, Ruiz singled to right, Villar and Severino scored, Nunez to third
            • H. Alberto: Alberto reached on fielder's choice to third, Ruiz out at second
            • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • D. Bundy Pitching:
            • M. Smith: Strike looking, Strike looking, Smith grounded out to first
            • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Crawford doubled to deep right
            • D. Santana: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Santana struck out looking
            • D. Vogelbach: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Crawford stole third, Strike swinging, Vogelbach struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)