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.
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!
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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