OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: J.J. Hardy #2 of the Baltimore Orioles hits an RBI single against the Oakland Athletics during the third inning at O.co Coliseum on September 16, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)
The Mariners will host the surging Orioles at Safeco Field. Can Seattle play the role of spoiler?
The Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners will meet for a three-game series at Safeco Field beginning on Monday night. Both teams are coming off series losses. The Orioles recently lost two out of three to the Oakland Athletics, while the Mariners dropped a series in Arlington to the Texas Rangers.
The Orioles enter Monday's opener just one game behind the New York Yankees in the American League East and are in control of the second Wild Card spot. The O's are one of the true success stories of 2012 but the Mariners will still be trying to play spoiler. Can the M's manage to capture another home series?
TV Schedule & Probable Pitchers
Monday's game will begin at 7:10 p.m. PT and will be televised on ROOT Sports. You can catch the radio broadcast on ESPN 710. The returning Hector Noesi will get the start for the Mariners. He is 2-11 with a 5.54 ERA in 2012. He faces Chris Tillman, who is 7-2 with a 3.39 ERA.
Tuesday's first pitch will be at 7:10 p.m. PT and the game will be televised on ROOT Sports. You can catch the radio broadcast on ESPN 710. Erasmo Ramirez is coming off a terrific start and his first win. He'll go up against the excellent Wei-Yin Chen, who enters the game with a 12-9 record and a 4.00 ERA.
Wednesday's finale will get started at 7:10 p.m. PT and will be televised on ROOT Sports. You can catch the radio broadcast on ESPN 710. Seattle's resident superstar Felix Hernandez has had a rough string of outings recently but will try to turn it around in the final game of this series as he goes for his 14th win. He'll take on Joe Saunders, who is 2-2 with a 4.30 ERA since coming to the Orioles from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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