Albers earns 1st win in 4 years, Mariners top Orioles 3-1

SEATTLE (AP) Andrew Albers' perseverance paid off for himself and the Seattle Mariners.

The left-hander earned his first major league win in four years, pitching five effective innings as the Mariners beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 on Tuesday night to snap a five-game losing streak.

''You come up that first time and you think this probably isn't going to be the last,'' said Albers, called up from the minors earlier in the day. ''All of a sudden you go a couple, three years without it happening, and you certainly appreciate the opportunities more as they become fewer and fewer.''

The 31-year-old Albers (1-0) settled down after giving up Jonathan Schoop's 26th home run in the first inning. He allowed six hits for his first victory since Aug. 12, 2013, when he went 2-5 in 10 starts with Minnesota.

Acquired in a trade with Atlanta last Friday after going 12-3 at Triple-A Gwinnett, Albers made one relief appearance for Toronto in 2015 and did not get a decision in six appearances last season with the Twins.

He retired the final eight hitters he faced Tuesday, and four Mariners relievers set down 12 straight over four scoreless innings. Edwin Diaz pitched a perfect ninth for his 26th save in 30 opportunities.

''It means a lot, but at the same time, it's more important right now just winning ballgames,'' said Albers, also aided by a first-inning double play. ''Whether I get the W or somebody else gets the W, it really doesn't matter. Coming in here and getting to be part of a pennant race or wild-card race, that's pretty awesome. Right now, it's not about who gets it, it's about the team getting it, and tonight we were able to get one. That's a big deal.''

Seattle erased a 1-0 deficit with a run in the fourth and two in the fifth off Wade Miley (6-10), who yielded five hits in 4 2/3 innings.

The Mariners tied it in the fourth after Guillermo Heredia doubled and advanced on Robinson Cano's groundout. Nelson Cruz followed with a single to right field for his AL-leading 96th RBI.

Seattle made it 3-1 in the fifth. Danny Espinosa doubled and went to third when Miley mishandled Jarrod Dyson's sacrifice bunt. Jean Segura followed with an RBI single to left, sending Dyson to second.

Dyson advanced on Heredia's fielder's choice grounder and scored on Cano's bouncer to first when Heredia's hard slide into second upended shortstop Tim Beckham and prevented a possible double play.

''The man on second and the bunt,'' Miley said. ''Had a good look at him at third base right there if I could get that transfer and get it over to Manny (Machado). That changes a lot right there. Then first and third with nobody out, two speedsters on the bag . so it's tough to turn double plays. Just fell behind after that.''

Dyson prevented a run in the third, grabbing Adam Jones' sinking liner to center field and throwing out Machado, who was attempting to tag up and score from third.

Dyson's perfect throw home was his 11th outfield assist this season, tops in the majors.

''What a throw. That was kind of a game-changer at that point, I felt like, and a momentum-changer,'' Albers said. ''I was jogging behind the plate to back up thinking, `Aw shoot, I just gave up another one,' and then all of a sudden you see that throw, and it was like, `Oh my gosh, wow.' That was a huge play.''

ROTATING ROTATION

With starters Felix Hernandez and James Paxton both going on the disabled list this month, Albers became the 16th starting pitcher used by the Mariners this season. That is one shy of the club record set during the team's inaugural 1977 season when Seattle finished 64-98.

MARINERS MOVES

Albers was brought up from Triple-A Tacoma along with RHP Sam Gaviglio, who went 3-5 with a 4.62 ERA in two earlier stints with the Mariners this year. RHP Casey Lawrence and RHP Thyago Vieira were optioned to Triple-A, and RHP Christian Bergman was designated for assignment.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: 3B Kyle Seager sat out with what manager Scott Servais said appeared to be a stomach virus. Espinosa started at third. ... RHP David Phelps, on the 10-day DL with a right elbow impingement, will accompany the Mariners to Tampa Bay this weekend and is expected to throw off a mound there. ''If that goes well, you could see him activated pretty quickly,'' Servais said.

UP NEXT

Orioles: RHP Ubaldo Jimenez (5-7, 6.25 ERA) closes out the three-game series Wednesday afternoon. Jimenez has won only once in six starts since July 16. He has allowed 25 home runs in 116 2/3 innings.

Mariners: LHP Marco Gonzales (0-0, 6.48), acquired in a trade with St. Louis on July 21, makes his third start for Seattle. Gonzalez, who missed all of 2016 following elbow surgery, allowed one run and four hits over 4 1/3 innings in his last start.

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  • W: A. Albers (1-0)L: W. Miley (6-10)S: E. Diaz (26)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Beckham SS40100002.296.343.480.8231.0
M. Machado 3B40100001.260.317.475.7922.0
J. Schoop 2B31111110.303.354.543.8976.5
A. Jones CF40100012.275.313.461.7740.5
T. Mancini LF40000022.291.340.520.860-1.0
M. Trumbo DH30100010.240.300.411.7110.5
C. Davis 1B30000021.218.315.424.739-1.0
W. Castillo C30100010.284.319.456.7750.5
J. Rickard RF20000012.254.290.368.659-0.5
a- S. Smith RF10000000.272.352.471.8220.0
  • a-lined out for Rickard in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Segura SS40210000.316.369.436.8053.0
G. Heredia LF41200003.285.345.391.7363.0
R. Cano 2B40010023.275.335.462.7970.0
N. Cruz DH20110211.289.371.553.9243.5
D. Valencia 1B40000014.264.315.423.738-0.5
M. Zunino C20000111.215.290.459.7491.5
L. Martin RF40100024.170.207.264.471-1.0
D. Espinosa 3B31100021.164.237.279.5162.0
J. Dyson CF21000001.256.327.356.6831.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Machado (28)
    • HR - J. Schoop (26)
    • RBI - J. Schoop (86)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Schoop (34)
    BATTING
    • 2B - G. Heredia (12), D. Espinosa (10)
    • SH - J. Dyson (4)
    • RBI - J. Segura (35), R. Cano (76), N. Cruz (96)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - G. Heredia (5), L. Martin (4)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - J. Dyson (11)
    • DP - J. Dyson, J. Segura, D. Valencia, M. Zunino
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    W. Miley (L, 6-10)4.25333405.211.69-2.0
    D. O'Day1.10000304.301.144.5
    M. Givens1.01000202.280.963.0
    B. Brach1.01000002.701.002.0
    PITCHERSIP
    W. Miley (L, 6-10)4.2
    D. O'Day1.1
    M. Givens1.0
    B. Brach1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Albers (W, 1-0)5.06111411.801.4016.0
    E. Pagan2.00000402.270.798.0
    M. Rzepczynski0.10000002.961.360.0
    N. Vincent0.20000002.011.010.0
    E. Diaz (S, 26)1.00000103.331.1910.5
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Albers (W, 1-0)5.0
    E. Pagan2.0
    M. Rzepczynski0.1
    N. Vincent0.2
    E. Diaz (S, 26)1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - D. O'Day (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - W. Miley 95-53, D. O'Day 22-15, M. Givens 15-12, B. Brach 17-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Miley 7-3, D. O'Day 1-0, B. Brach 1-1
    • Batters Faced - W. Miley 22, D. O'Day 5, M. Givens 4, B. Brach 3
    PITCHING
    • WP - A. Albers
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Albers 77-54, E. Pagan 20-17, M. Rzepczynski 3-2, N. Vincent 3-3, E. Diaz 10-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Albers 4-5, E. Diaz 1-1
    • Batters Faced - A. Albers 20, E. Pagan 6, M. Rzepczynski, N. Vincent 2, E. Diaz 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Beckham SS40100002.296.343.480.8231.0
    M. Machado 3B40100001.260.317.475.7922.0
    J. Schoop 2B31111110.303.354.543.8976.5
    A. Jones CF40100012.275.313.461.7740.5
    T. Mancini LF40000022.291.340.520.860-1.0
    M. Trumbo DH30100010.240.300.411.7110.5
    C. Davis 1B30000021.218.315.424.739-1.0
    W. Castillo C30100010.284.319.456.7750.5
    J. Rickard RF20000012.254.290.368.659-0.5
    a- S. Smith RF10000000.272.352.471.8220.0
    Total-------------
    • a-lined out for Rickard in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Segura SS40210000.316.369.436.8053.0
    G. Heredia LF41200003.285.345.391.7363.0
    R. Cano 2B40010023.275.335.462.7970.0
    N. Cruz DH20110211.289.371.553.9243.5
    D. Valencia 1B40000014.264.315.423.738-0.5
    M. Zunino C20000111.215.290.459.7491.5
    L. Martin RF40100024.170.207.264.471-1.0
    D. Espinosa 3B31100021.164.237.279.5162.0
    J. Dyson CF21000001.256.327.356.6831.0
    Total-------------
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Machado (28)
      • HR - J. Schoop (26)
      • RBI - J. Schoop (86)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Schoop (34)
      BATTING
      • 2B - G. Heredia (12), D. Espinosa (10)
      • SH - J. Dyson (4)
      • RBI - J. Segura (35), R. Cano (76), N. Cruz (96)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - G. Heredia (5), L. Martin (4)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Dyson (11)
      • DP - J. Dyson, J. Segura, D. Valencia, M. Zunino
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      W. Miley (L, 6-10)4.25333405.211.69-2.0
      D. O'Day1.10000304.301.144.5
      M. Givens1.01000202.280.963.0
      B. Brach1.01000002.701.002.0
      Total----------
      PITCHERSIP
      W. Miley (L, 6-10)4.2
      D. O'Day1.1
      M. Givens1.0
      B. Brach1.0
      Total-
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Albers (W, 1-0)5.06111411.801.4016.0
      E. Pagan2.00000402.270.798.0
      M. Rzepczynski0.10000002.961.360.0
      N. Vincent0.20000002.011.010.0
      E. Diaz (S, 26)1.00000103.331.1910.5
      Total----------
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Albers (W, 1-0)5.0
      E. Pagan2.0
      M. Rzepczynski0.1
      N. Vincent0.2
      E. Diaz (S, 26)1.0
      Total-
      PITCHING
      • HBP - D. O'Day (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - W. Miley 95-53, D. O'Day 22-15, M. Givens 15-12, B. Brach 17-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Miley 7-3, D. O'Day 1-0, B. Brach 1-1
      • Batters Faced - W. Miley 22, D. O'Day 5, M. Givens 4, B. Brach 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - A. Albers
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Albers 77-54, E. Pagan 20-17, M. Rzepczynski 3-2, N. Vincent 3-3, E. Diaz 10-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Albers 4-5, E. Diaz 1-1
      • Batters Faced - A. Albers 20, E. Pagan 6, M. Rzepczynski, N. Vincent 2, E. Diaz 3
      • 5TH INNING
        Cano reached on fielder's choice to first, Dyson scored, Heredia out at second13
        Segura singled to shallow left, Espinosa scored, Dyson to second12
      • 4TH INNING
        Cruz singled to shallow left, Heredia scored11
      • 1ST INNING
        Schoop homered to left10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Edwin Diaz relieved Nick Vincent
        • J. Schoop: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Schoop grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Jones: Ball, Jones flied out to center
        • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Marc Rzepczynski relieved Emilio Pagan
        • Seth Smith hit for Joey Rickard
        • S. Smith: Ball, Strike looking, Smith lined out to center
        • Nick Vincent relieved Marc Rzepczynski
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Beckham flied out to right
        • M. Machado: Machado lined out to center
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Brad Brach relieved Mychal Givens
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Valencia grounded out to second
        • M. Zunino: Ball, Foul, Foul, Zunino popped out to first
        • L. Martin: Martin singled to shallow right
        • D. Espinosa: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Martin caught stealing, catcher to shortstop
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • E. Pagan Pitching:
        • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Trumbo struck out swinging
        • C. Davis: Davis flied out to right
        • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Castillo struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Mychal Givens relieved Darren O'Day
        • J. Segura: Foul, Foul, Segura singled to shallow right
        • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Heredia flied out to right
        • R. Cano: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cano struck out swinging
        • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Cruz struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Emilio Pagan relieved Andrew Albers
        • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
        • A. Jones: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Mancini flied out to center
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. O'Day Pitching:
        • M. Zunino: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Zunino hit by pitch
        • L. Martin: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Martin struck out looking
        • D. Espinosa: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Espinosa struck out swinging
        • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Dyson grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • A. Albers Pitching:
        • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Rickard struck out swinging
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Ball, Beckham flied out to right
        • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Machado grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • W. Miley Pitching:
        • D. Espinosa: Strike looking, Strike looking, Espinosa doubled to deep right center
        • J. Dyson: Ball, Ball, Dyson safe at first on Miley fielding error, Espinosa to third
        • J. Segura: Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Segura singled to shallow left, Espinosa scored, Dyson to second
        • G. Heredia: Ball, Strike looking, Heredia reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Dyson to third, Segura out at second
        • R. Cano: Pickoff attempt to first, Cano reached on fielder's choice to first, Dyson scored, Heredia out at second
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cruz walked, Cano to second
        • Darren O'Day relieved Wade Miley
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Valencia struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • A. Albers Pitching:
        • M. Trumbo: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Trumbo popped out to second
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Castillo grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • W. Miley Pitching:
        • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Heredia doubled to shallow left
        • R. Cano: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Cano grounded out to first, Heredia to third
        • N. Cruz: Cruz singled to shallow left, Heredia scored
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Valencia reached on fielder's choice to second, Cruz out at second
        • M. Zunino: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Zunino walked, Valencia to second
        • L. Martin: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • A. Albers Pitching:
        • M. Machado: Foul, Machado doubled to right
        • J. Schoop: Foul, Foul, Ball, Machado to third on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Ball, Schoop walked
        • A. Jones: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Jones flied into double play center to catcher, Machado out at home
        • T. Mancini: Mancini grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • W. Miley Pitching:
        • D. Espinosa: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Espinosa struck out swinging
        • J. Dyson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Dyson lined out to right
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Segura grounded out to second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • A. Albers Pitching:
        • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Trumbo singled to left
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Castillo singled to left, Trumbo to second
        • J. Rickard: Ball, Strike swinging, Rickard lined out to third
        • T. Beckham: Beckham flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • W. Miley Pitching:
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cruz walked
        • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Valencia lined out to left
        • M. Zunino: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Zunino struck out looking
        • L. Martin: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Martin grounded out to second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • A. Albers Pitching:
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Beckham singled to right
        • M. Machado: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Machado grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Beckham out at second
        • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Schoop homered to left
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Jones singled to shallow right center
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Mancini struck out looking
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • W. Miley Pitching:
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Foul, Segura lined out to first
        • G. Heredia: Heredia singled to center
        • R. Cano: Heredia picked off at second, pitcher to first to shortstop to second, Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Cano struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)