SEATTLE, WA - JULY 04: Starting pitcher Hector Noesi #45 of the Seattle Mariners gets a new baseball after giving up a run in the third inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Safeco Field on July 4, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Mariners Vs. Orioles: Seattle Drops Series But Manages Not To Get Shut Out

The Seattle Mariners scored a lot of late runs over a three-game series against the Orioles, but came up on the losing end, dropping two out of three to Baltimore.

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Mariners Demote Hector Noesi To Triple-A

Throughout the 2012 season, Mariners fans have slowly come to dread Hector Noesi starts. Now it looks like they won't have to worry about them for the foreseeable future. After Noesi lost again on Wednesday, his record fell to 2-11 on the season with a 5.77 ERA in 17 starts. After the game, Noesi was demoted to Triple-A.

Noesi came over from the New York Yankees in the trade that brought Jesus Montero to town and sent Michael Pineda to the Big Apple. As Aaron Gleeman of HardballTalk points out, Noesi is still just 25 years old and could still grow into a serviceable fourth or fifth starter in an MLB rotation, but it is unlikely to happen this season.

The Mariners are expected to have bullpen pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma fill Noesi's start in the rotation. Iwakuma made a spot start for Kevin Millwood recently.

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Mariners Vs. Orioles Final Score: Seattle Drops Series With 4-2 Loss

On Wednesday, the Seattle Mariners were unable to give the hometown crowd at Safeco Field much to cheer about other than fireworks for the Fourth of July. Seattle starter Hector Noesi once again gave up too many runs and the Mariners offense was unable to pick him up as the M's lost the rubber game by a final score of 4-2.

The Mariners trailed 4-0 under the very last inning, when they finally managed to plate a pair of runs and avoid the shutout, but it was too little, too late.

Adam Jones led off the top of the second with his 20th home run of the year. The O's added another two runs in the top of the third and scored a final run off of Noesi in the fifth.

Baltimore starter Chris Tillman held the Mariners to just one hit through the first eight innings, but in the bottom of the ninth, Seattle finally got on the board thanks to an RBI single by Kyle Seager and an RBI single by Justin Smoak.

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Mariners Vs. Orioles Final Score: Seattle Loses One Of The Wildest Games Of The Year, 5-4

The Seattle Mariners and the Baltimore Orioles locked horns once again on Tuesday night at Safeco Field. The second game of their three-game series saw Seattle ace Felix Hernandez falter, the Mariners nearly get no-hit, an unexpected comeback and unfortunately, an eventual 5-4 loss for the home team.

The game was a tense pitchers' duel in the early going, with Hernandez only allowing three hits heading into the sixth inning and Baltimore starter Wei-Yin Chen not yet allowing a Seattle baserunner. Unfortunately, things fell apart for Hernandez in the sixth inning, as he allowed four straight singles, giving the Orioles a 2-0 lead. After recording a groundout, Hernandez gave up another two-run single that made it 4-0 Baltimore and knocked King Felix out of the game.

Chen was cruising and the Mariners entered the seventh inning just nine outs away from being on the losing end of a perfect game for the second time this year. With one out in the seventh, Kyle Seager hit his third home run of the season to left field to break up the perfect game, the no-hitter and the shutout.

In the bottom of the eighth, the Mariners climbed back into it. Justin Smoak and John Jaso each hit RBI singles to make it 4-3 and Seager drew a bases-loaded, two-out walk to tie things up. Unfortunately, the Orioles struck once again in the top of the ninth, as Robert Andino hit a two-out home run off of Charlie Furbush for what would prove to be the game-winner.

A rough loss for the Mariners, but their resilience in the final three innings is definitely something that will allow them to hold their heads up high heading into the series finale on Wednesday, where they will try to pick up the series win in the rubber game.

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Mariners Vs. Orioles Final Score: Seattle Rallies Late For 6-3 Win

The Seattle Mariners welcomed the Baltimore Orioles to town on Monday night as the two teams kicked off a three-game series at Safeco Field. The Mariners pulled off some late-inning theatrics to come from behind and walk away with a big 6-3 win.

The Mariners scored the first run in the bottom of the third inning, on an RBI single by Brendan Ryan. Unfortunately, the Orioles struck back with three runs in the top of the fourth, with Chris Davis' 14th home run of the year that put the O's on top, 3-1.

The score remained 3-1 until the bottom of the seventh, when Casper Wells hit a two-out, bases-loaded double that plated three runs and put Seattle back on top for good. The Mariners uncharacteristically tacked on two insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth, thanks to back-to-back homers from Miguel Olivo and Dustin Ackley.

Steve Delabar pitched two scoreless innings out of the bullpen and got the win for the Mariners, coming on in support of starter Hisashi Iwakuma, who gave up three runs on three hits and three walks in five innings of work.

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Mariners Vs. Orioles Series Preview: TV Schedule, Probable Pitchers & More

The Orioles are in town for a three-game series. Can the Mariners end their homestand better than it began?

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