Orioles 14, Mariners 11
SEATTLE (AP) _ Harold Baines, Cal Ripken and B.J. Surhoff each drove in three runs and the Baltimore Orioles scored six times in the sixth inning in a 14-11 victory over Seattle on Tuesday night.
Russ Davis homered twice for Mariners, who made it close with five runs in the ninth. Edgar Martinez and Dan Wilson also homered for Seattle and Ken Griffey Jr. drove in three runs.
Baines and Ripken both had three of the Orioles’ 14 hits and Surhoff had two. Seattle pitchers walked nine, threw three wild pitches and hit two batters.
The Orioles tied it at 4 with three runs in the fifth. The 40-year-old Baines, who sat out most of Monday night’s 10-6 loss at the Kingdome, hit an RBI single during the big sixth.
After rookie Freddy Garcia (6-2) left the game with one out and two on in the sixth, Brady Anderson greeted rookie Jordan Zimmerman with an RBI single for a 5-4 lead.
Zimmerman hit Delino DeShields with a pitch to load the bases and then threw a wild pitch to score Mike Bordick. Surhoff’s single made the score 7-4 and Albert Belle added an RBI double.
After Baines’ RBI single, Will Clark singled home a run off Zimmerman, whose ERA jumped from 0.00 to 7.71 in his seventh appearance. Zimmerman faced six batters, and didn’t retire any of them.
In the fifth, Surhoff had a two-run double and Baines an RBI single.
The Orioles added two runs in the seventh on Baines’ RBI grounder and Clark’s sacrifice fly for a 12-4 lead.
The Mariners lead the majors in home runs with 106. Davis connected in the eighth and ninth innings, giving him 14.
Griffey doubled home a run in the first and had a two-run single in the fourth.
Juan Guzman started for the Orioles and went four innings, giving up four runs on five hits and five walks. Doug Johns (2-1) got the victory in relief, allowing one run in three innings.
Notes: Alex Rodriguez of the Mariners had his 100th career stolen base in the first. ... Griffey’s single with the bases loaded in the fourth gave him 14 RBIs on 3-for-7 in bases-loaded situations this season. ... DeShields left the game with two out in the sixth after Wilson hit into a double play. The second baseman wasn’t involved in the play, but fell to the turf behind the bag in pain and had to be helped off the field. ... On the Orioles’ current road trip, Baines is 11-for-25 (.440) with four homers, 10 RBIs and seven runs scored. ... Ripken increased his career RBI total to 1,530 and moved into 33rd place on the lifetime list, ahead of Tris Speaker.