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Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 10-9 victory against the Baltimore Orioles

UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019

Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford, right, turns a double play after forcing out Baltimore’s Chris Davis at second base on a ball hit by Stevie Wilkerson during the second inning Friday, June 21, 2019, in Seattle. (Stephen Brashear / AP)
Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford, right, turns a double play after forcing out Baltimore’s Chris Davis at second base on a ball hit by Stevie Wilkerson during the second inning Friday, June 21, 2019, in Seattle. (Stephen Brashear / AP)
By Gene Warnick The Spokesman-Review

Kyle Seager’s two-run homer broke a tie in the third inning and the Seattle Mariners held on for a 10-9 victory against the visiting Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.

Dylan Moore and Mac Williamson also homered and leadoff hitter Mallex Smith went 3 for 4 with a double and scored four runs for the Mariners, who have won three consecutive games for the first time since April 18-20.

The Orioles suffered their 10th straight defeat.

Mariners right-hander Mike Leake (7-6) struggled but earned his 100th career victory. In 5 1/3 innings, Leake allowed eight runs (seven earned) on 11 hits, with no walks and two strikeouts.

Seattle right-hander Austin Adams pitched two scoreless innings of relief and lefty Roenie Elias worked the ninth for his ninth save of the season.

Orioles left-hander Sean Gilmartin (0-1), making his 2019 debut, allowed five runs on seven hits in 2 1/3 innings. He walked two, struck out one and allowed two home runs.

The Orioles took a 3-0 lead in the top of the first against Leake.

The Mariners got a run back in the bottom of the inning as Smith led off with a double and scored on J.P. Crawford’s single.

Seattle tied it in the second as Moore hit a solo homer and Smith singled, stole second, reached third on a throwing error and scored again on a Crawford single.

The Mariners took the lead with a five-run third, thanks to Seager’s two-run shot to center, an RBI single by Smith and a two-run double by Domingo Santana.

Seattle made it 10-3 in the fifth as Williamson hit a solo homer and Daniel Vogelbach added a two-out single to score Smith, who had walked and stole second.

The Orioles scored five times in the sixth and once more in the seventh to pull within a run.

Of note

RHP Dan Altavilla was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma while RHP Tayler Scott, the first South African to ever pitch in the majors, was sent down. In two previous stints with the M’s this season, Altavilla was 0-0 with a 40.50 ERA.

By the numbers

6: Number of pitchers who have earned their 100th career victory with the M’s, after Leake accomplished the feat Friday night. He joins: Randy Johnson (April 6, 1996 vs. Milwaukee); Jamie Moyer (Aug. 27, 1998 at Cleveland); Aaron Sele (May 31, 2001 vs. Baltimore), Jarrod Washburn (April 15, 2009 vs. Los Angeles Angels); and Felix Hernandez (April 22, 2013 at Houston).

Our take from Right Field

Three in a row? Break up the M’s!

Up next

The M’s continue a four-game series against Baltimore at 1:10 p.m. Saturday at T-Mobile Park. The M’s are scheduled to use an opener before LHP Tommy Milone (1-1, 3.03 ERA) takes the mound, while the Orioles plan to start RHP Andrew Cashner (6-3, 4.48).

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