Mariners nonetheless half-game again of AL wild-card spot after profitable streak ends

SEATTLE (AP) — An evening devoted to honoring the most effective pitchers of his technology ended with just one run scored, 19 mixed strikeouts and an overwhelming right-hander named Félix on the mound on the finish.

Ryan Mountcastle’s one-out single within the high of the tenth inning scored Cedric Mullins, Félix Bautista struck out the aspect within the backside of the inning, and the Baltimore Orioles snapped Seattle’s eight-game win streak with a 1-0 win over the Mariners on Saturday night time.

The Orioles win spoiled an evening devoted to Seattle nice Félix Hernández as he was inducted into the workforce’s Corridor of Fame. However even Hernández needed to admire the caliber of pitching on each side.

Bautista labored two innings of aid to get the victory. Bautista (7-2) allowed a two-out single within the ninth inning to Cade Marlowe, however he was called out on a replay review after showing to steal second base. Within the tenth, Bautista struck out the aspect, together with Julio Rodríguez and Eugenio Suárez.

“What he’s accomplished this whole season is unbelievable. There’s no different closers which can be doing that,” Baltimore supervisor Brandon Hyde stated of Bautista. “5 out save in Toronto. Ninth, tenth innings what he’s doing. After which doing it within the style he’s too, we’re simply so lucky to have him.”

Seattle starter George Kirby pitched nine shutout innings permitting three hits, struck out seven and didn’t stroll a batter, however did not get any run help.

Kirby’s efficiency was harking back to the dominance Hernández confirmed at occasions throughout his profession and the frustration when lots of these nice outings lacked the wanted assist from the offense. Kirby was the primary Seattle pitcher to throw at the very least 9 innings and have the workforce lose since Hernández on July 26, 2013.

“The night time we honor Félix Hernández, it was a Félix recreation. It’s loopy, isn’t it? The baseball gods, they’re there,” Seattle supervisor Scott Servais stated.

Kirby pitched into the ninth inning for the primary time in his profession. He wanted simply 38 pitches to get by 4 innings and 62 to get by the sixth and completed with 103, together with 73 strikes.

“That was one of the best pitched recreation towards us all season,” Hyde stated.

However the Orioles had been in a position to get to Andrés Muñoz (2-5) within the tenth. Mountcastle lined a pitch again up the center and simply scored Mullins, who began the inning because the runner at second base and stole third.

Mountcastle additionally had one of many three hits off Kirby, lining an 0-2 slider into proper subject main off the second inning. That remained the one hit and solely baserunner for Baltimore till Austin Hays lined a single to proper subject with two outs within the eighth inning.

“The entire employees, Félix was unbelievable and for them Kirby was dominant. He did very well. It simply felt like whoever scored first was going to win,” Mountcastle stated.

Baltimore threaten within the ninth, however Kirby obtained Mullins to come out in foul territory to finish the inning with Jordan Westburg at third. Kirby raced over to make the catch.

“That was a reasonably thrilling recreation. I used to be fairly pumped up. Typically you don’t win them, however I did what I may,” Kirby stated.

Baltimore starter Cole Irvin did his half, matching zeros with Kirby by 5 innings. Irvin rejoined the rotation for the primary time since early July having labored out of the bullpen in his final six appearances.

Irvin scattered two hits and struck out a season-high six. As a result of he had been pitching within the bullpen, Hyde was hopeful of getting Irvin into the fifth inning.

Baltimore’s bullpen was as much as the duty with 5 relievers combining for 5 innings and permitting two hits.


Baltimore prolonged its streak of collection with out being swept to 77 with the victory.


Hernández became the 11th person to be honored by the group. He pitched all 15 seasons of his profession with the Mariners making 418 begins, profitable one Cy Younger Award and had six All-Star Sport appearances.


Orioles: RHP Kyle Bradish (7-6, 3.19) is coming off a shaky outing in his final begin towards the Yankees the place he threw 4 2/3 scoreless innings, however tied a career-high with 5 walks and hit a batter. Bradish beat Seattle in June permitting two runs on two hits over seven innings.

Mariners: RHP Bryce Miller (7-4, 4.20) matched his profession excessive with 10 strikeouts in 5 innings in his final begin towards the Angels. Miller began towards Baltimore in June and gave up three runs on six hits in 4 1/3 innings.

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