BALTIMORE – Abraham Thor scored a triple in a tie-break at the top of the 10th inning, and Diego Castillo closed Baltimore in the bottom half to lift the Seattle Mariners to a 7-6 victory over the Orioles on Thursday night.
With an automatic runner on the third and one outs, Thor set off into a deep central field from Jorge Lopez (3-3). Cedric Mullins hit the ball into the wall but failed to hold the ball. Thor sped up to third, but then Lopez fired Louis Thorens and Jesse Winker – both of whom received three strikes a night – to limit the sailors from running.
Castillo (2-0) held out, knocking out Austin Hayes and Ryan Mountcastle before rookie Adly Rutschman hit the sailors ’line of defense. The Seattle Relief removed all six attackers he encountered.
The Orioles led 3-2 before a wild sixth inning that included seven runs and five innings changes. Eugenia Suarez equaled the game with an RBI single, chasing Baltimore starter Jordan Liles. Adam Fraser followed Cionel Perez, and after two walks loaded the base, Joey Krehbil performed and allowed Thorens to complete the single twice, making the score 6-3.
The Orioles hit back when Ramon Urias scored an RBI double and Cedric Mullins equalized 6 with two runs on the left field line.
Hayes opened the scoring for Baltimore with an RBI single in the first, and Mountcastle followed with a double score. Seattle equalized in the second when Winker hit the RBI single, and later Torrance scored for a mistake in the throw of Rutschman, the Baltimore catcher.
Hayes scored a productive single in the third, making it 3-2.
Liles allowed four earned runs in five extra innings. Seattle starter Chris Flexen has allowed three of five innings.
Orioles: Baltimore grandmaster Mike Elias announced before the game that Grayson Rodriguez’s best prospect is strained width. … Krehbel left the game after two shots in the sixth due to discomfort in his right shoulder.
On Friday night in Texas, the Sailors begin a series of three games. Logan Gilbert (5-2) starts in Seattle against Dane Dunning (1-3).
Baltimore begins a home series against Cleveland. Bruce Zimmerman (2-3) takes the mound for the orioles against Shane Bieber (2-3).