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Vargas pitches Mariners past Orioles

Jason Vargas extended a stretch of strong starting pitching by the Mariners in Seattle’s 3-1 victory over the struggling Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night at Seattle.

One night after Doug Fister carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning for a win, Vargas (2-1) allowed just three hits in seven innings against the anemic Orioles.

Baltimore is 2-13, with just two runs and nine hits combined in two games here.

David Hernandez lost his ninth consecutive decision. He allowed three runs on seven hits in 6 1-3 innings, and left after consecutive doubles to Adam Moore and Jack Wilson, Seattle’s No. 8 and 9 hitters, made it 3-1 in the seventh.

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