Sep 19, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones (10) slides into Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager (15) to break up the double play during the 4th inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE

Mariners Vs. Orioles: Seattle Drops Another Extra-Innings Loss, Gets Swept

The Mariners couldn't manage a single win against the Orioles at Safeco Field. The visitors completed the three-game sweep in extra innings on Wednesday night.

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Mariners Vs. Orioles Final Score: Seattle Falls 3-1, Gets Swept At Home

The Seattle Mariners and Baltimore Orioles once again headed to extra innings on Wednesday night in the finale of their three-game series. A sparkling start by Felix Hernandez was squandered due to lack of run support as the M's were swept with a 3-1 loss in 11 innings.

The Orioles finally managed a hit against King Felix in the top of the fourth inning, as they took a 1-0 lead after a two-out RBI single from Mark Reynolds. In the bottom of the fourth, Franklin Gutierrez hit his fourth home run of the year to even things up.

Hernandez departed after the eighth inning, knowing he would not be picking up a decision in the game. He ended up giving up just one run on six hits and a walk, while striking out eight Orioles batters.

Jesus Montero picked up a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth, but Justin Smoak grounded out to send the game to extra innings for the second straight day.

In the bottom of the 10th, the Mariners loaded the bases with two out for Gutierrez, who popped out to shortstop to end the inning. That missed opportunity would prove to be costly, as the Orioles broke through in the top of the 11th against Josh Kinney. Nate McLouth singled with one out and Adam Jones connected for his 30th home run of the season to make it 3-1 Orioles.

The Mariners still showed signs of life, however. Kyle Seager and Jesus Montero led off the bottom of the 11th with back-to-back singles. Smoak grounded into a double play and Michael Saunders walked, putting runners on first and third with two outs for pinch-hitter John Jaso. On the first pitch of the at-bat, Saunders was caught stealing second base to end the game.

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Mariners Vs. Orioles Starting Lineups: Dustin Ackley Leading Off, Miguel Olivo DH

After their marathon, 18-inning battle on Tuesday night, the Seattle Mariners and Baltimore Orioles are hoping that Wednesday's matchup is a bit more conventional. But with the Orioles looking to keep pace in the AL East race, the M's are hoping to play the spoiler.

Dustin Ackley will lead off for Seattle this evening, followed by center fielder Franklin Gutierrez and third baseman Kyle Seager. Jesus Montero will bat clean-up, Justin Smoak fifth, and Michael Saunders sixth. Miguel Olivo will be the DH, batting seventh, followed by Casper Wells and Brendan Ryan.

Seattle Mariners:

  1. Dustin Ackley 2B
  2. Franklin Gutierrez CF
  3. Kyle Seager 3B
  4. Jesus Montero C
  5. Justin Smoak 1B
  6. Michael Saunders LF
  7. Miguel Olivo DH
  8. Casper Wells RF
  9. Brendan Ryan SS

Baltimore Orioles:

  1. Endy Chavez RF
  2. J.J. Hardy SS
  3. Nate McLouth LF
  4. Adam Jones CF
  5. Chris Davis DH
  6. Mark Reynolds 1B
  7. Manny Machado 3B
  8. Robert Andino 2B
  9. Taylor Teagarden C

First pitch is schedued for 7:10 p.m. PT with coverage on ROOT Sports and ESPN 710 AM.

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Mariners Vs. Orioles: Seattle Looks To Avoid Sweep Behind Felix Hernandez

The Seattle Mariners suffered through an excruciating 6-hour loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday, and now look to avoid being swept at home on Wednesday with Felix Hernandez taking the mound.

Hernandez (13-8, 2.92 ERA) has struggled in his last two starts, allowing 13 runs and 21 hits in just 8 2/3 innings total. King Felix gave up seven runs in just four innings en route to a 8-3 loss against Toronto on Thursday. Hernandez is 0-1 with a 4.67 ERA in his last three starts against the Orioles as well.

Baltimore will counter with Joe Saunders (2-2, 4.30), making his fifth start for the O's after being acquired from the D-backs in late August. Saunders has not faced the Mariners since 2010 but is 8-1 with a 3.75 ERA in 14 starts against them. He allowed three runs in six innings of work in his last start against Oakland, eventually taking the loss.

First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. PT with coverage on Root Sports and 710 ESPN AM.

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Mariners Vs. Orioles Final Score: 18-Inning Marathon Ends In 4-2 Seattle Loss

The Seattle Mariners appeared destined for a 2-0 win on Tuesday night. The Baltimore Orioles managed to tie the game in the top of the ninth and force a marathon contest that would continue on past midnight and into the wee hours of the morning. When all was said and done, the Mariners dropped their second straight game to the Orioles by a score of 4-2. It took 18 innings to finally get there.

Miguel Olivo broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the fourth inning with a two-run homer. Olivo's 11th home run of the year gave the M's a 2-0 lead that they would carry all the way into the ninth inning.

Unfortunately, the usually rock-solid Tom Wilhelmsen coughed up the lead in the top of the ninth, allowing Chris Davis to hit a game-tying, two-run single with one out.

The Mariners put runners on base in both the ninth and 10th innings but were unable to push the winning run across. Seattle managed to escape a bases-loaded jam in the top of the 11th, but squandered yet another opportunity in the bottom of the inning. Justin Smoak led off the inning with a single, but for the second straight inning, the Mariners popped up a sacrifice bunt attempt. Olivo continued his unusual night with a stolen base to add to his two rare walks, but Eric Thames struck out to strand him on second.

Dustin Ackley took matters into his own hands as he led off the bottom of the 12th with a booming double against the base of the outfield wall. Franklin Gutierrez was unable to advance the runner and the Orioles then intentionally walked Kyle Seager to pitch to Jesus Montero, who promptly struck out. Trayvon Robinson also struck out to end the 12th, making it six straight innings that ended with a Mariners strikeout.

The game continued on to the 15th inning, where the M's once again put two men on with two out, but Casper Wells grounded out to end the potential rally. And on the game sped, unhindered by runs. In the bottom of the 16th, Olivo led off with his third walk of the game and was successfully bunted to second, then moved to third on an Ackley groundout. Franklin Gutierrez flied out to right field and the torture continued.

The O's got runners at first and third in the top of the 17th, but a pair of hard-hit line drives to shortstop and second base kept the game tied. Kyle Seager led off the bottom of the 17th with a double, but similar to Ackley's leadoff double in the 12th, he was left stranded on second base, making the M's 0-for-17 on the night with runners in scoring position.

The Orioles finally broke through in the 18th inning. Lucas Luetge allowed a leadoff walk to McLouth and gave up back-to-back singles to J.J. Hardy and Taylor Teagarden to drive him in. The M's intentionally walked the bases loaded to set up the force play. Mark Reynolds grounded into a force play, but another run scored on the play. The Mariners headed to the bottom of the 18th down by a pair of runs.

The bottom of the 18th was decidedly anticlimactic, as the Mariners went quietly and in order and were left to think about missed opportunities. There were plenty to go around in this one.

The Orioles now move back into a virtual tie with the New York Yankees for first place in the American League East. The Mariners will try to avoid being swept at home on Wednesday.

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Mariners Vs. Orioles Final Score: Baltimore Routs Seattle, 10-4

The Seattle Mariners were hoping to play spoiler against the Baltimore Orioles as they opened their three-game series at Safeco Field on Monday night. The Orioles had other plans, however, as they roughed up the returning Hector Noesi in a 10-4 defeat of Seattle.

Nate McLouth led off the ballgame with a home run to give the O's an early lead. Mark Reynolds and Manny Machado added two-out RBI singles to make it 3-0 Baltimore before Seattle even came to the plate. Things went from bad to worse in the top of the second inning, as the Orioles pushed four more runs across. A J.J. Hardy double, an Adam Jones single, a Brendan Ryan error and a Reynolds double made it 7-0 Baltimore.

Michael Saunders hit his 16th home run of the season in the bottom of the second inning to finally get the Mariners on the board. Unfortunately, Matt Wieters countered with a two-run homer of his own in the top of the fourth to push the score to 9-1. Endy Chavez drove in the 10th and final Baltimore run with an RBI single in the top of the sixth.

Eric Thames led off the bottom of the eighth with a home run to get the M's one run closer. Seattle showed signs of life into the final inning, as John Jaso once again came through with a big two-run homer to cut the Baltimore lead to 10-4 before the M's made an out in the bottom of the ninth. Although the Mariners would load the bases with two outs for Trayvon Robinson, he struck out swinging to end the game.

Noesi lasted just 1.1 innings and was charged with seven runs (six earned) on eight hits and two walks. Not at all what the Mariners were hoping to get out of some late-season spot starts for the young pitcher, who was knocked around again and again before being demoted to Triple-A earlier in the season.The Mariners will try to even up the series on Tuesday night.

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

The Mariners will host the surging Orioles at Safeco Field. Can Seattle play the role of spoiler?

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