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Mariners Vs. Orioles: Baltimore Wins Game Three To Avoid Sweep, 2-1

Despite another strong performance by Michael Pineda, the Mariners (28-27) were unable to come up with enough offense to complete a three game home series sweep at Safeco Field over the Baltimore Orioles (25-29).

Both teams got on the board early in the second inning. In the top of the second, Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy hit a solo home run into left field off of Pineda that landed in the Orioles bullpen.

The Mariners then got on the board in the bottom of the second after a two out Jack Wilson single that drove in Miguel Olivo from second. Center fielder Adam Jones fielded Wilson's single and threw it perfectly to the Orioles catcher, Matt Wieters. However, Olivo then collided with Wieters at the plate and knocked the ball out of Wieters' glove, scoring the Mariners first and only run of the game.

After Orioles starter Brian Matusz exited the game in the sixth inning, Orioles relievers Jim Johnson, Koji Uehara and Kevin Gregg kept the Mariners scoreless for the rest of the game. For the Mariners, Pineda struck out seven and only surrendered one walk and one earned run in seven innings of work against the Orioles.

The two teams would stay tied at 1-1 until the top of the eighth inning when Adam Jones launched his seventh home run of the season off of Jamey Wright into the upper deck of left field. The Mariners offense was unable to come up with any late inning offensive magic similar to Tuesday night's win and fell 2-1 to the Orioles.

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