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Seattle Mariners Team Report - April 28

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Seattle Mariners Team Report - April 28

Postby WebHamster » Wed Apr 28, 2004 12:01 pm

(Sports Network) - The Seattle Mariners won the opener of a rain-shortened three-game series against Baltimore on Tuesday night. Dan Wilson snapped a seventh-inning tie with an RBI single and also smacked a solo homer in the game to lead Seattle to a 7-5 win over Baltimore.

John Olerud went 3-for-5 for the Mariners, who snapped their five-game losing streak. Ichiro Suzuki, Edgar Martinez, Raul Ibanez and Jolbert Cabrera each drove in a run for Seattle.

With the game tied at 5-5, Seattle grabbed a two-run lead in the seventh inning. Rich Aurilia drew a two-out walk, which put an end to Rodrigo Lopez's night. Buddy Groom came on in relief and immediately surrendered a single to Olerud. The hit brought Mike DeJean out of the bullpen, but the veteran righty did not fare much better.

Wilson singled to right to score Aurilia and Jolbert Cabrera also recorded an RBI hit to plate Olerud for a 7-5 lead.

Ron Villone (2-0) was credited with the win after he allowed just one hit over 1 2/3 innings, while Lopez took the loss. Lopez (1-1) was charged with one run on one hit over 3 2/3 innings.

The Mariners will send Jamie Moyer to the mound in tonight's affair as the veteran lefty tries for his second win of the season.

Moyer was pounded for five runs in 4 1/3 innings of work last Thursday against Oakland. He was handed the loss in the 8-2 setback to the Athletics.

The 41-year-old Moyer has given up at least four runs in three of his four starts this season. That is a far cry from last season when Moyer went 21-7 with a 3.27 earned run average.

Moyer has 20 career starts and two relief appearances against the Orioles and has a sensational 14-2 record to go along with a 3.18 ERA.

The M's are 18-10 against Baltimore since the start of the 2001 campaign. Seattle has also won eight of the last 13 matchups at Camden Yards.
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