Play it again -- Mariners 8, Orioles 4

August 09, 2007|By ROCH KUBATKO

Milestone for Tejada

Orioles shortstop Miguel Tejada collected his 1,000th career RBI in the third inning when he singled with two outs to score Kevin Millar and produce a 3-3 tie. The milestone should have arrived in the first inning, but Seattle Mariners shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt put it on hold. Betancourt made a sprawling stop of Tejada's grounder up the middle, holding him to an infield hit and preventing Nick Markakis from scoring.

High and low

Third baseman Melvin Mora had plenty of time to make two plays in the third inning. What he lacked was accuracy. Mora was spared an error on Adrian Beltre's grounder when first baseman Kevin Millar reached over his head for the throw and grazed the bag with the tip of his foot. But Millar couldn't scoop out Mora's throw in the dirt that allowed Richie Sexson to reach and Jose Vidro to score.

Not Guthrie's night

Jeremy Guthrie's Rookie of the Year candidacy took a major hit, in part because he gave up so many of them. Guthrie was charged with five earned runs (six overall) and eight hits in four innings. He allowed two home runs, including a two-run shot by Jose Guillen. Guthrie also hit a batter and threw 88 pitches in his second shortest outing of the year as a starter.

On deck

The Orioles and Mariners conclude their three-game series tonight with Daniel Cabrera opposing left-hander Horacio Ramirez. Ramirez is 3-0 with a 2.45 ERA lifetime against the Orioles. For the season, he's allowed 90 hits in 62 innings, walked 24 and struck out 25. Ramirez, who missed all of June with a shoulder injury, is 6-0 at home and 0-3 on the road.

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