Mariners complete 4-game sweep of Orioles with 4-2 victory

BALTIMORE (AP) In an unprecedented four-game sweep in Baltimore, the Seattle Mariners outscored the Orioles by a total of six runs and twice prevailed in extra innings.

The difference between the two teams, to a large degree, is that Seattle finds a way to win, and the Orioles keep coming up with a variety of ways to lose.

Nelson Cruz homered and drove in three runs, and the Mariners capitalized on two 10th-inning errors in a 4-2 victory Thursday that completed their first four-game sweep at Baltimore in franchise history.

The Mariners improved to 8-0 in extra innings this season. They won in 11 innings on Wednesday, after winning the first two games of the series 5-3 and 3-2.

''We won four games, four different ways,'' manager Scott Servais said with pride. ''It shows what kind of team we are. Different players on different nights, all pitching in. We are playing pretty good baseball as a team right now. This sweep was a great turnaround for us.''

The Mariners came to town with a run of six losses in seven games. They headed back to Seattle in the thick of the AL West race.

''It's great to get a sweep,'' shortstop Jean Segura said. ''It gives us momentum as we go back home.''

After missing two straight games with lower back pain, Cruz celebrated his return with his 21st homer , a two-run shot in the fourth inning that put Seattle up 2-0.

Manny Machado and Chris Davis answered with solo drives off Mike Leake in the bottom half, and that accounted for all the scoring until the 10th.

Dee Gordon beat out a dribbler to the left of the mound and scored when center fielder Colby Rasmus bobbled Segura's single off Miguel Castro (2-4). A throwing error by third baseman Steve Wilkerson and an RBI single by Cruz followed.

Gordon's speed and Cruz's power have proven to be a potent combination for the Mariners. It was certainly too much for Baltimore.

''Guys like Gordon put such pressure on you because you know any little bobble, anything, he's going to take another base,'' Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. ''A groundball that probably 95 percent of people are out on pretty easily, it's a base hit. That's why they're having a good year and winning some games, because of things like that.

''You can't say, `We don't have it.' Well, a lot of teams don't have that.''

Juan Nicasio got three straight outs in the 10th for his first save after James Pazos (2-1) worked the ninth.

Leake allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings, his eighth straight start of at least six innings.

Making his first major league start, Jimmy Yacabonis gave up two runs and six hits over four-plus innings for Baltimore. After Yacabonis allowed two straight singles to start the fifth, Jefry Ramirez took over and retired Segura and Mitch Haniger before striking out Cruz.

''I thought I did well,'' Yacabonis said. ''There were a couple of times where I tried to make my pitches too good instead of just executing. That's just going to come with fine tuning and experience.''

Recalled from Triple-A Norfolk before the game, Ramirez threw five innings of three-hit ball in his second big league game.

STREAKY

Baltimore's Mark Trumbo extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a sixth-inning single. It matches a career high, set with Seattle in 2015. ... Davis has two HRs in his last two games and three in seven games since returning from an 8-game hiatus designed to break a season-long skid.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: 3B Kyle Seager did not start after hurting his toe during a swing Wednesday night, but entered as a pinch hitter in the ninth and stayed in the game.

Orioles: 3B Tim Beckham was given a day off. He had played in three straight games since coming off the DL following core surgery. ''He feels good. We just want to keep him that way,'' Showalter said. ... CF Adam Jones was also rested. ''I've been looking for a day (off) for him, and today's the day,'' Showalter said.

UP NEXT

Mariners: LHP Marco Gonzales (7-5, 4.04 ERA) starts against Kansas City on Friday night in the opener of a nine-game homestand.

Orioles: Rookie David Hess (2-4, 5.44) helps Baltimore launch a three-game series against the visiting Los Angeles Angels.

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  • W: J. Pazos (2-1)L: M. Castro (2-4)S: J. Nicasio (1)
  • HR: SEA - N. Cruz (21), BAL - C. Davis (7), M. Machado (20)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Gordon 2B51200022.288.308.354.6622.0
J. Segura SS51100014.335.364.479.8431.5
M. Haniger RF41000103.268.352.487.8382.0
N. Cruz DH51331012.277.363.578.9419.5
D. Span PR-DH00000000.259.355.411.7660.0
B. Gamel LF50300003.294.368.399.7674.0
R. Healy 1B50000046.243.277.457.734-2.0
C. Herrmann C50000015.214.389.214.603-0.5
G. Heredia CF40200001.237.335.325.6602.0
A. Romine 3B10100000.203.253.216.4691.0
a- K. Seager PH-3B10000000.230.279.434.7130.0
  • a-flied out for Romine in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Mancini LF50100012.226.295.368.6630.5
C. Rasmus CF50000002.136.208.227.4360.0
M. Machado SS31111111.303.373.557.9306.5
M. Trumbo DH40100012.266.321.462.7830.5
C. Davis 1B31111101.155.235.266.5017.0
D. Valencia RF40000011.286.350.474.825-0.5
J. Schoop 2B30000121.199.244.350.5940.0
C. Sisco C40100021.220.338.325.6630.0
S. Wilkerson 3B40100001.200.273.200.4733.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - B. Gamel (9)
    • HR - N. Cruz (21)
    • SH - A. Romine 2 (4)
    • RBI - N. Cruz 3 (51)
    BATTING
    • HR - M. Machado (20), C. Davis (7)
    • RBI - M. Machado (56), C. Davis (24)
    • 2-Out RBI - C. Davis (13)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - S. Wilkerson
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Segura-Gordon-Healy)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Machado)
    • E - C. Rasmus, S. Wilkerson
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Leake7.05221624.011.2119.0
    N. Vincent1.01001104.261.341.5
    J. Pazos (W, 2-1)1.00001101.910.999.5
    J. Nicasio (S, 1)1.00000006.191.3110.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Leake7.0
    N. Vincent1.0
    J. Pazos (W, 2-1)1.0
    J. Nicasio (S, 1)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Yacabonis4.06221518.532.375.5
    Y. Ramirez5.03000302.890.9613.5
    M. Castro (L, 2-4)0.03210002.961.40-9.0
    T. Scott1.00000106.101.553.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Yacabonis4.0
    Y. Ramirez5.0
    M. Castro (L, 2-4)0.0
    T. Scott1.0
    PITCHING
    • IBB - N. Vincent (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Leake 103-68, N. Vincent 15-9, J. Pazos 23-15, J. Nicasio 7-5
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Leake 7-7, J. Pazos 1-1, J. Nicasio 1-2
    • Batters Faced - M. Leake 26, N. Vincent 5, J. Pazos 4, J. Nicasio 3
    PITCHING
    • WP - J. Yacabonis (2), Y. Ramirez, T. Scott
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Yacabonis 67-42, Y. Ramirez 52-37, M. Castro 11-10, T. Scott 10-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Yacabonis 4-3, Y. Ramirez 6-5, M. Castro 1-0, T. Scott 1-1
    • Batters Faced - J. Yacabonis 19, Y. Ramirez 17, M. Castro 4, T. Scott 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Gordon 2B51200022.288.308.354.6622.0
    J. Segura SS51100014.335.364.479.8431.5
    M. Haniger RF41000103.268.352.487.8382.0
    N. Cruz DH51331012.277.363.578.9419.5
    D. Span PR-DH00000000.259.355.411.7660.0
    B. Gamel LF50300003.294.368.399.7674.0
    R. Healy 1B50000046.243.277.457.734-2.0
    C. Herrmann C50000015.214.389.214.603-0.5
    G. Heredia CF40200001.237.335.325.6602.0
    A. Romine 3B10100000.203.253.216.4691.0
    a- K. Seager PH-3B10000000.230.279.434.7130.0
    Total40412311926-----
    HITTERSAB
    D. Gordon 2B5
    J. Segura SS5
    M. Haniger RF4
    N. Cruz DH5
    D. Span PR-DH0
    B. Gamel LF5
    R. Healy 1B5
    C. Herrmann C5
    G. Heredia CF4
    A. Romine 3B1
    a- K. Seager PH-3B1
    Total40
    • a-flied out for Romine in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Mancini LF50100012.226.295.368.6630.5
    C. Rasmus CF50000002.136.208.227.4360.0
    M. Machado SS31111111.303.373.557.9306.5
    M. Trumbo DH40100012.266.321.462.7830.5
    C. Davis 1B31111101.155.235.266.5017.0
    D. Valencia RF40000011.286.350.474.825-0.5
    J. Schoop 2B30000121.199.244.350.5940.0
    C. Sisco C40100021.220.338.325.6630.0
    S. Wilkerson 3B40100001.200.273.200.4733.0
    Total3526223812-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Gamel (9)
      • HR - N. Cruz (21)
      • SH - A. Romine 2 (4)
      • RBI - N. Cruz 3 (51)
      BATTING
      • HR - M. Machado (20), C. Davis (7)
      • RBI - M. Machado (56), C. Davis (24)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Davis (13)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - S. Wilkerson
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Segura-Gordon-Healy)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Machado)
      • E - C. Rasmus, S. Wilkerson
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Leake7.05221624.011.2119.0
      N. Vincent1.01001104.261.341.5
      J. Pazos (W, 2-1)1.00001101.910.999.5
      J. Nicasio (S, 1)1.00000006.191.3110.0
      Total10.0622382---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Leake7.0
      N. Vincent1.0
      J. Pazos (W, 2-1)1.0
      J. Nicasio (S, 1)1.0
      Total10.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Yacabonis4.06221518.532.375.5
      Y. Ramirez5.03000302.890.9613.5
      M. Castro (L, 2-4)0.03210002.961.40-9.0
      T. Scott1.00000106.101.553.5
      Total10.01243191---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Yacabonis4.0
      Y. Ramirez5.0
      M. Castro (L, 2-4)0.0
      T. Scott1.0
      Total10.0
      PITCHING
      • IBB - N. Vincent (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Leake 103-68, N. Vincent 15-9, J. Pazos 23-15, J. Nicasio 7-5
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Leake 7-7, J. Pazos 1-1, J. Nicasio 1-2
      • Batters Faced - M. Leake 26, N. Vincent 5, J. Pazos 4, J. Nicasio 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Yacabonis (2), Y. Ramirez, T. Scott
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Yacabonis 67-42, Y. Ramirez 52-37, M. Castro 11-10, T. Scott 10-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Yacabonis 4-3, Y. Ramirez 6-5, M. Castro 1-0, T. Scott 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Yacabonis 19, Y. Ramirez 17, M. Castro 4, T. Scott 3
      • 10TH INNING
        Cruz singled to left, Segura scored, Haniger to second42
        Segura singled to right center, Gordon scored, Segura to second on center fielder Rasmus fielding error32
      • 4TH INNING
        Davis homered to left center22
        Machado homered to left21
        Cruz homered to center, Haniger scored20
      • 10TH INNING
        • Miguel Castro relieved Yefry Ramirez
        • D. Gordon: Ball, Gordon reached on an infield single to second
        • J. Segura: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Segura singled to right center, Gordon scored, Segura to second on center fielder Rasmus fielding error
        • M. Haniger: Foul, Strike looking, Haniger safe at first on 3rd baseman Wilkerson fielding error, Segura to third
        • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cruz singled to left, Segura scored, Haniger to second
        • Tanner Scott relieved Miguel Castro
        • Denard Span ran for Nelson Cruz
        • B. Gamel: Ball, Gamel flied out to left
        • R. Healy: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Healy struck out swinging
        • C. Herrmann: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Haniger to third, Span to second on wild pitch, Herrmann grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 10th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 2 Errors)
        • Juan Nicasio relieved James Pazos
        • S. Wilkerson: Strike swinging, Ball, Wilkerson popped out to shortstop
        • T. Mancini: Mancini grounded out to second
        • C. Rasmus: Foul, Ball, Rasmus flied out to left
        • End of the 10th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 9TH INNING
        • Y. Ramirez Pitching:
        • C. Herrmann: Strike looking, Ball, Herrmann grounded out to shortstop
        • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Heredia flied out to deep left
        • Kyle Seager hit for Andrew Romine
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Seager flied out to left
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • James Pazos relieved Nick Vincent
        • C. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Davis popped out to third
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Valencia grounded out to third
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Schoop walked
        • C. Sisco: Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Sisco struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Y. Ramirez Pitching:
        • M. Haniger: Haniger grounded out to shortstop
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Cruz singled to left
        • B. Gamel: Gamel reached on fielder's choice to second, Cruz out at second
        • R. Healy: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Gamel to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Healy struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Nick Vincent relieved Mike Leake
        • S. Wilkerson: Strike looking, Wilkerson singled to right center
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging, Wilkerson stole second
        • C. Rasmus: Ball, Ball, Ball, Rasmus flied out to left
        • M. Machado: Machado intentionally walked
        • M. Trumbo: Trumbo fouled out to third
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Y. Ramirez Pitching:
        • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Heredia singled to left
        • A. Romine: Romine hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Heredia to second
        • D. Gordon: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
        • J. Segura: Ball, Ball, Ball, Segura flied out to right
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Leake Pitching:
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Valencia grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
        • C. Sisco: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Sisco lined out to second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Y. Ramirez Pitching:
        • B. Gamel: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Gamel singled to center
        • R. Healy: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Healy lined out to left
        • C. Herrmann: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Herrmann lined into double play shortstop, Gamel out at first
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Leake Pitching:
        • C. Rasmus: Strike swinging, Ball, Rasmus flied out to deep center
        • M. Machado: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Trumbo singled to right center
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Foul, Davis flied out to deep right
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Yacabonis Pitching:
        • A. Romine: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Romine singled to left center
        • D. Gordon: Foul, Gordon singled to left center, Romine to second
        • Yefry Ramirez relieved Jimmy Yacabonis
        • J. Segura: Ball, Foul, Foul, Segura grounded out to pitcher, Romine to third, Gordon to second
        • M. Haniger: Strike (foul tip), Haniger grounded out to third
        • N. Cruz: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cruz struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Leake Pitching:
        • J. Schoop: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
        • C. Sisco: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Sisco singled to left center
        • S. Wilkerson: Foul, Ball, Wilkerson reached on fielder's choice to first, Sisco out at second
        • T. Mancini: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mancini flied out to center
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Yacabonis Pitching:
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Haniger walked
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Ball, Foul, Cruz homered to center, Haniger scored
        • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Gamel doubled to right
        • R. Healy: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Healy struck out swinging
        • C. Herrmann: Ball, Ball, Foul, Herrmann grounded out to first, Gamel to third
        • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Heredia popped out to second
        • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Leake Pitching:
        • C. Rasmus: Ball, Rasmus grounded out to first
        • M. Machado: Ball, Machado homered to left
        • M. Trumbo: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Trumbo struck out swinging
        • C. Davis: Davis homered to left center
        • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Valencia struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Yacabonis Pitching:
        • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Ball, Heredia singled to right center
        • A. Romine: Pickoff attempt, Romine hit sacrifice bunt to third, Heredia to second
        • D. Gordon: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
        • J. Segura: Segura popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Leake Pitching:
        • C. Sisco: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Sisco struck out swinging
        • S. Wilkerson: Strike looking, Wilkerson popped out to second
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Mancini grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Yacabonis Pitching:
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Cruz popped out to first
        • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Ball, Gamel singled to center
        • R. Healy: Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Gamel to second on wild pitch, Foul, Strike swinging, Healy struck out swinging
        • C. Herrmann: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Herrmann struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Leake Pitching:
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Foul, Foul, Trumbo flied out to right
        • C. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Davis walked
        • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Valencia reached on fielder's choice to third, Davis out at second
        • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Schoop grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Yacabonis Pitching:
        • D. Gordon: Ball, Foul, Gordon grounded out to second
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Segura struck out looking
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Haniger grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Leake Pitching:
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Mancini singled to center
        • C. Rasmus: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Rasmus flied out to center
        • M. Machado: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Machado grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Mancini out at second
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)