SEATTLE ( Associated Press) — Jesse Winker scored two runs with a double in the eighth, Robbie Ray allowed just one hit in seven innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 on Tuesday night.
Winker’s go-forward hit came with two outs against Felix Bautista and hit the right-center field wall, driving in JP Crawford and Julio Rodriguez for a two-run lead.
The two teams clashed early on at the plate, before the Mariners broke through in eighth place.
The only Orioles hit in the game came with one of the fourths when Ryan Mountcastle lined up a single in center field from Seattle starter Robbie Ray. Ray played seven scoreless innings on 98 pitches with three walks and eight strikeouts, but did not come into the decision.
In his last four matches, the left-hander Ray has allowed two earned runs, 11 hits, seven walks and three hits in 27 innings with 28 strikeouts.
But the Mariners failed to garner any run support for Ray. Orioles starter Dean Kramer kept the Mariners off the board with seven unscored innings of his own. Kramer allowed four hits on 97 pitches with four strikeouts and two walks.
The Mariners threatened in the bottom of the fourth, loading the bases with one. But Taylor Trammell got into a double at the end of an innings.
Diego Castillo (5-1) played the eighth inning for the Mariners without a score. The third out of the innings came when first baseman Carlos Santana jumped for a high throw from Eugenio Suarez and tagged Austin Hayes while in the air.
Paul Seewald scored ninth and saved his seventh.
Cionel Perez (4-1) held off the defeat, allowing Crawford and Rodriguez to move up to eighth.
Mariners right fielder Taylor Trammell left the game with a right hamstring strain after landing in an innings-ending double play in the fourth inning. Tramell was replaced in right field by Dylan Moore in the top of the fifth.
Seattle added INF Carlos Santana to their roster, and sent INF Drew Ellis to Triple-A Tacoma. Seattle acquired Santana and cash from the Kansas City Royals on Monday in the trade of RHP Wyatt Mills and minor league RHP William Fleming. Santana finished fifth in the lineup and played 1B for the Mariners on Tuesday.
Mariners: OF Mitch Hanniger practiced on the field for the first time since suffering a Grade 2 ankle sprain on April 29, but said the biggest tests in his eventual return would be his sprinting and agility work. Hanniger is hoping to return in mid-July. … Kyle Lewis (concussion) batting on Tuesday. There’s still no deadline for his return, but manager Scott Servais said on Monday that Lewis is getting closer to going on a minor league rehab assignment.
Orioles: INF Ramon Ureas (oblique) practices infield and batting on Tuesday. Manager Brandon Hyde expects Ureas not to be out for much longer, though he cautioned that oblique injuries are “always a little difficult.”
Mariners: Seattle will start RHP Chris Flexon (3-8, 4.31) in the series finale on Wednesday. Flexon won against the Angels on his last start on June 24, allowing five hits and three earned runs in five innings.
Orioles: Baltimore’s starter for Wednesday will be RHP Austin Voth, a Kent, Washington, native making his third start of the season. Voth has 7.81 ERA in 27 innings so far this year.
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