Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Davis' leadoff home run in the 10th
inning gave the Baltimore Orioles a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners in
the second of a four-game set.
Nelson Cruz's solo homer was the only other run for the Orioles, who have won
four of their last five.
Kevin Gausman allowed a run on seven hits with three walks and three
strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings. Darren O'Day (3-1) got the win for retiring
the final two batters of the ninth inning.
Kendrys Morales drove in the lone run of the game for the Mariners, who have
dropped their last four contests. Felix Hernandez tossed seven innings in the
start and gave up a run on five hits with 10 strikeouts.
Davis drove a 1-2 slider from Charlie Furbush (1-5) over the wall in right for
his 17th home run of the season and a 2-1 lead.
Zach Britton then tossed a 1-2-3 bottom of the 10th for his 19th save of the
season. On the final play, Robinson Cano hit a grounder back to the mound and
Britton tossed it to first. Cano was initially ruled safe as it appeared that
Davis was pulled off the bag to catch the throw, but replay overturned the
call for the final out of the game.
Cruz's home run to leadoff the second was the only run of the game until the
Mariners tied the game in the sixth.
Cano led off the frame with a long fly ball to right that went off the glove
of Nick Markakis and Cano wound up at third. The next pitch saw Kendrys
Morales line the ball to right, with Cano just beating Markakis' throw home on
the sacrifice fly to tie the game.
Baltimore has won 12 of the last 16 games against Seattle ... Hernandez has
given up two earned runs or less while pitching at least seven innings in his
last 13 starts ... Seattle was just 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position
and stranded eight.