Gordon's 2 RBIs, key bunt carry Mariners past Orioles 5-3

BALTIMORE (AP) Instead of using the long ball to win, the Seattle Mariners took a different approach.

Take a walk, drop down a bunt, make a play in the field. Employing those basic skills, the Mariners beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 Monday night for just their second victory in eight games.

Dee Gordon's slick seventh-inning bunt was the lone hit in a two-run uprising that put Seattle ahead for good, and the Mariners took advantage of 10 walks to get back on track after losing successive series at Yankee Stadium and in Boston.

''Most definitely, it's the little things that win ball games and we were trying to do those things tonight,'' said left fielder Denard Span, who contributed a solo homer and a run-saving catch. ''Last couple series we weren't able to do that, but tonight we were able to manufacture a win.''

Gordon gave the Mariners an early lead with a two-run single , then provided the key hit in a seventh inning that began with score tied at 3.

Guillermo Heredia drew a leadoff walk from Miguel Castro (2-3) and advanced when Gordon pushed a bunt inside the first-base line and beat the throw by a step.

''Dee's a really accomplished bunter, trying to move people along. That's his game,'' manager Scott Servais said.

A walk then loaded the bases, and Heredia scored on a wild pitch before Gordon scooted home on a sacrifice fly by Mitch Haniger.

''We drew a lot of walks, went deep into counts, bunts, sac flies,'' Servais said. ''Been doing that most of the season. That's the way we're built. We don't want to rely just on the home runs.''

Backed by several fine defensive plays - most notably by shortstop Jean Segura - Seattle starter Felix Hernandez (7-6) earned his first win in four starts, allowing three runs in six innings.

Edwin Diaz worked the ninth for his major league-leading 28th save.

Jonathan Schoop homered and had two RBIs for the Orioles.

In the ninth inning, Baltimore reliever Darren O'Day was called for a balk and subsequently ejected by home plate umpire Stu Scheurwater for arguing. Manager Buck Showalter joined the fray, and earned his 32nd career ejection .

''He's just over-umpiring. Inventing an argument,'' Showalter insisted, pointing out that both of Day's career balks have been called by Scheurwater.

The manager did, however, concede that the Orioles didn't do enough to win.

''We walked 10 guys. Did have but four hits,'' Showalter said. ''Kind of hard to win a game.''

Seattle jumped on top in the second inning when Orioles starter Andrew Cashner gave up three walks and Gordon's bases-loaded single.

Schoop led off the fifth with his eighth home run, only the second long ball allowed by Hernandez in five starts this month.

Span answered with a solo shot in the sixth for a 3-1 lead, but Baltimore pulled even in the bottom half on run-scoring grounders by Trey Mancini and Schoop.

GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS

Seattle slugger Nelson Cruz was chosen AL Player of the Week after hitting .500 with 3 HRs and 8 RBIs.

''It was a good week,'' Cruz said. ''Unfortunately, we only won once in seven games.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: Segura was back in the starting lineup Monday after missing four games with an arm infection. ... C Mike Zunino, who's been bothered by a sore right thumb and slumping at the plate, was replaced in the starting lineup by Chris Herrmann.

Orioles: Returning from a two-month stay on the disabled list, Tim Beckham went 0 for 4. ... RHP Dylan Bundy twisted his ankle running the bases but is still projected to make his next start Thursday. ... RHP Chris Tillman (lower back strain) gave up two runs in 3 1/3 innings for Class A Delmarva in the second game of his rehab assignment. ... Mancini played despite having ''a real bad sore throat,'' according to Showalter.

UP NEXT

Mariners: James Paxton (6-2, 3.72 ERA), the starter Tuesday night in the second game of the series, has allowed 10 runs over 7 1/3 innings in his last two starts.

Orioles: Kevin Gausman (3-6, 4.38) is winless in seven starts since May 11.

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SEA48-31
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BAL23-54
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  • W: F. Hernandez (7-6)L: M. Castro (2-3)S: E. Diaz (28)
  • HR: SEA - D. Span (7), BAL - J. Schoop (8)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Gordon 2B51220012.289.310.355.6656.5
J. Segura SS30000202.331.359.475.8342.0
M. Haniger RF40210003.266.349.491.8413.0
N. Cruz DH30000211.270.358.566.9241.5
K. Seager 3B40000114.221.273.410.6830.5
R. Healy 1B40000123.253.290.468.7580.0
D. Span LF52211014.259.357.417.7747.5
C. Herrmann C21000200.333.538.333.8723.0
G. Heredia CF21100200.237.342.333.6764.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Rasmus RF20000100.162.244.270.5141.0
    a- D. Valencia PH-RF10000000.280.346.445.7910.0
    A. Jones CF40000001.290.315.450.7640.0
    M. Machado SS31200100.305.375.559.9354.0
    M. Trumbo DH31100121.269.328.481.8092.0
    C. Davis 1B30000032.149.230.239.469-0.5
    T. Mancini LF40010024.222.294.371.6650.0
    J. Schoop 2B41121001.205.249.363.6127.0
    T. Beckham 3B40000011.170.237.250.487-0.5
    C. Joseph C30000000.172.196.303.4990.0
    • a-grounded out for Rasmus in the 7th
    BATTING
    • HR - D. Span (7)
    • SF - M. Haniger (4)
    • RBI - D. Gordon 2 (20), M. Haniger (59), D. Span (36)
    • 2-Out RBI - D. Gordon 2 (9), D. Span (13)
    BATTING
    • HR - J. Schoop (8)
    • RBI - T. Mancini (23), J. Schoop 2 (21)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - D. Gordon (20)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Britton-Joseph-Davis)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    F. Hernandez (W, 7-6)6.04333415.101.3520.0
    J. Pazos (H, 11)1.00000002.001.003.0
    A. Colome (H, 8)1.00000204.311.284.0
    E. Diaz (S, 28)1.00000202.700.9011.0
    PITCHERSIP
    F. Hernandez (W, 7-6)6.0
    J. Pazos (H, 11)1.0
    A. Colome (H, 8)1.0
    E. Diaz (S, 28)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Cashner6.04334314.701.6211.5
    M. Castro (L, 2-3)0.11223002.871.38-11.0
    T. Scott1.11001306.521.552.5
    B. Brach0.10000003.861.750.0
    D. O'Day0.01001002.701.00-2.0
    Z. Britton1.00001005.401.802.0
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Cashner6.0
    M. Castro (L, 2-3)0.1
    T. Scott1.1
    B. Brach0.1
    D. O'Day0.0
    Z. Britton1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - F. Hernandez (9)
    • Pitches-Strikes - F. Hernandez 81-48, J. Pazos 7-5, A. Colome 20-13, E. Diaz 12-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Hernandez 9-5, J. Pazos 2-1, A. Colome 1-0, E. Diaz 1-0
    • Batters Faced - F. Hernandez 26, J. Pazos 3, A. Colome 3, E. Diaz 3
    PITCHING
    • WP - M. Castro (5)
    • IBB - M. Castro (5)
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cashner 100-58, M. Castro 17-7, T. Scott 21-16, B. Brach 6-3, D. O'Day 11-7, Z. Britton 13-6
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cashner 8-7, T. Scott 1-0, B. Brach 1-0, Z. Britton 2-0
    • Batters Faced - A. Cashner 26, M. Castro 5, T. Scott 6, B. Brach, D. O'Day 2, Z. Britton 3
    • Balks - D. O'Day
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    020001200570
    BAL23-54
    000012000340
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Gordon 2B51220012.289.310.355.6656.5
    J. Segura SS30000202.331.359.475.8342.0
    M. Haniger RF40210003.266.349.491.8413.0
    N. Cruz DH30000211.270.358.566.9241.5
    K. Seager 3B40000114.221.273.410.6830.5
    R. Healy 1B40000123.253.290.468.7580.0
    D. Span LF52211014.259.357.417.7747.5
    C. Herrmann C21000200.333.538.333.8723.0
    G. Heredia CF21100200.237.342.333.6764.0
    Total32574110619-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      C. Rasmus RF20000100.162.244.270.5141.0
      a- D. Valencia PH-RF10000000.280.346.445.7910.0
      A. Jones CF40000001.290.315.450.7640.0
      M. Machado SS31200100.305.375.559.9354.0
      M. Trumbo DH31100121.269.328.481.8092.0
      C. Davis 1B30000032.149.230.239.469-0.5
      T. Mancini LF40010024.222.294.371.6650.0
      J. Schoop 2B41121001.205.249.363.6127.0
      T. Beckham 3B40000011.170.237.250.487-0.5
      C. Joseph C30000000.172.196.303.4990.0
      Total3134313810-----
      • a-grounded out for Rasmus in the 7th
      BATTING
      • HR - D. Span (7)
      • SF - M. Haniger (4)
      • RBI - D. Gordon 2 (20), M. Haniger (59), D. Span (36)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. Gordon 2 (9), D. Span (13)
      BATTING
      • HR - J. Schoop (8)
      • RBI - T. Mancini (23), J. Schoop 2 (21)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - D. Gordon (20)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Britton-Joseph-Davis)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      F. Hernandez (W, 7-6)6.04333415.101.3520.0
      J. Pazos (H, 11)1.00000002.001.003.0
      A. Colome (H, 8)1.00000204.311.284.0
      E. Diaz (S, 28)1.00000202.700.9011.0
      Total9.0433381---
      PITCHERSIP
      F. Hernandez (W, 7-6)6.0
      J. Pazos (H, 11)1.0
      A. Colome (H, 8)1.0
      E. Diaz (S, 28)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Cashner6.04334314.701.6211.5
      M. Castro (L, 2-3)0.11223002.871.38-11.0
      T. Scott1.11001306.521.552.5
      B. Brach0.10000003.861.750.0
      D. O'Day0.01001002.701.00-2.0
      Z. Britton1.00001005.401.802.0
      Total9.07551061---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Cashner6.0
      M. Castro (L, 2-3)0.1
      T. Scott1.1
      B. Brach0.1
      D. O'Day0.0
      Z. Britton1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - F. Hernandez (9)
      • Pitches-Strikes - F. Hernandez 81-48, J. Pazos 7-5, A. Colome 20-13, E. Diaz 12-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Hernandez 9-5, J. Pazos 2-1, A. Colome 1-0, E. Diaz 1-0
      • Batters Faced - F. Hernandez 26, J. Pazos 3, A. Colome 3, E. Diaz 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Castro (5)
      • IBB - M. Castro (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cashner 100-58, M. Castro 17-7, T. Scott 21-16, B. Brach 6-3, D. O'Day 11-7, Z. Britton 13-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cashner 8-7, T. Scott 1-0, B. Brach 1-0, Z. Britton 2-0
      • Batters Faced - A. Cashner 26, M. Castro 5, T. Scott 6, B. Brach, D. O'Day 2, Z. Britton 3
      • Balks - D. O'Day
      • 7TH INNING
        Haniger hit sacrifice fly to center, Gordon scored, Segura to third53
        Heredia scored, Gordon to third, Segura to second on wild pitch43
      • 6TH INNING
        Schoop grounded out to pitcher, Trumbo scored, Mancini to second33
        Mancini reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Machado scored, Trumbo to third, Davis out at second32
        Span homered to right center31
      • 5TH INNING
        Schoop homered to left21
      • 2ND INNING
        Gordon singled to center, Span and Herrmann scored, Heredia to third20
      • 9TH INNING
        • Darren O'Day relieved Brad Brach
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Haniger singled to left center
        • N. Cruz: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Haniger to second on balk
        • Cruz walked
        • K. Seager: Ball, Ball, Seager reached on fielder's choice to second, Haniger to third, Cruz out at second
        • R. Healy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Healy walked, Seager to second
        • D. Span: Strike looking, Strike looking, Span grounded into double play pitcher to catcher to first, Haniger out at home, Seager to third, Healy to second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Edwin Diaz relieved Alex Colome
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
        • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Schoop grounded out to second
        • T. Beckham: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • T. Scott Pitching:
        • D. Span: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Span grounded out to first
        • C. Herrmann: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Herrmann walked
        • G. Heredia: Heredia singled to right, Herrmann to third
        • D. Gordon: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
        • Brad Brach relieved Tanner Scott
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Segura grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Alex Colome relieved James Pazos
        • M. Machado: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Machado grounded out to pitcher
        • M. Trumbo: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Trumbo struck out swinging
        • C. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Miguel Castro relieved Andrew Cashner
        • G. Heredia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Heredia walked
        • D. Gordon: Gordon reached on bunt single to pitcher, Heredia to second
        • J. Segura: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Segura walked, Heredia to third, Gordon to second
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Heredia scored, Gordon to third, Segura to second on wild pitch, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Haniger hit sacrifice fly to center, Gordon scored, Segura to third
        • N. Cruz: Cruz intentionally walked
        • Tanner Scott relieved Miguel Castro
        • K. Seager: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
        • R. Healy: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Healy struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • James Pazos relieved Felix Hernandez
        • C. Joseph: Ball, Joseph grounded out to third
        • Danny Valencia hit for Colby Rasmus
        • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Valencia grounded out to first
        • A. Jones: Jones popped bunt out to pitcher
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Seager grounded out to second
        • R. Healy: Foul, Strike swinging, Healy grounded out to third
        • D. Span: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Span homered to right center
        • C. Herrmann: Ball, Herrmann grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • F. Hernandez Pitching:
        • M. Machado: Machado singled to right
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Trumbo walked, Machado to second
        • C. Davis: Ball, Davis hit by pitch, Machado to third, Trumbo to second
        • T. Mancini: Foul, Mancini reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Machado scored, Trumbo to third, Davis out at second
        • J. Schoop: Schoop grounded out to pitcher, Trumbo scored, Mancini to second
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Beckham lined out to left
        • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • J. Segura: Ball, Segura flied out to shallow left
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Haniger grounded out to third
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Ball, Cruz flied out to center
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • F. Hernandez Pitching:
        • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Schoop homered to left
        • T. Beckham: Beckham grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Joseph flied out to deep center
        • C. Rasmus: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Rasmus walked
        • A. Jones: Jones lined out to right
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • C. Herrmann: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Herrmann flied out to deep left
        • G. Heredia: Heredia grounded out to pitcher
        • D. Gordon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Gordon grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • F. Hernandez Pitching:
        • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Jones grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Machado walked
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Trumbo singled to center, Machado to second
        • C. Davis: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • T. Mancini: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Mancini struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cruz struck out swinging
        • K. Seager: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Seager walked
        • R. Healy: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Healy struck out swinging
        • D. Span: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Span struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • F. Hernandez Pitching:
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Ball, Beckham grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Joseph grounded out to third
        • C. Rasmus: Ball, Rasmus grounded out to second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Seager flied out to deep center
        • R. Healy: Strike looking, Healy lined out to first
        • D. Span: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Span singled to right
        • C. Herrmann: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Herrmann walked, Span to second
        • G. Heredia: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Heredia walked, Span to third, Herrmann to second
        • D. Gordon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gordon singled to center, Span and Herrmann scored, Heredia to third
        • J. Segura: Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Gordon stole second, Ball, Ball, Ball, Segura walked
        • M. Haniger: Haniger popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • F. Hernandez Pitching:
        • C. Davis: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Mancini grounded out to second
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Schoop popped out to third
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • D. Gordon: Gordon lined out to shortstop
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Strike looking, Segura grounded out to second
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Haniger singled to center
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Strike looking, Cruz grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • F. Hernandez Pitching:
        • C. Rasmus: Strike looking, Ball, Rasmus popped out to third
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Jones grounded out to second
        • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Machado singled to center
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Trumbo struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)