Mariners 9, Orioles 4
Winner: Iwakuma (5-6)
Loser: Jimenez (5-8)
WHAT WENT WRONG: With two on and none out in the third, Leonys Martin’s bunt was fielded by Ubaldo Jimenez, who tried to throw to third, but Manny Machado had charged the ball.
Moments later, Seth Smith capitalized on the mistake and hit a grand-slam home run.
Jimenez allowed six runs in 4 1/3 innings.’
WHAT WENT RIGHT: Pedro Alvarez had three hits and Mark Trumbo hit his league leading 24th home run.
STREAKING: The Orioles have lost four straight, matching their longest losing streak of the season.
Seattle took six of seven from the Orioles this season. It was their first four-game sweep of the Orioles at home since June 2000.
SMITH SLUGS: Smith hit a home run in each of the four games.
NO-HITTER GONE QUICKLY: The last time Hisashi Iwakuma pitched against the Orioles, he threw a no-hitter. Hyun Soo Kim, the game’s second batter, doubled to stop any loose no-hitter talk.
HALFWAY HOME: The Orioles reached the mathematical halfway point of the season with a 47-34 record. They lead the AL East by three games.
CALEB’S BACK: Caleb Joseph caught his first game since suffering a testicular injury, which required surgery on May 30.
LOTS OF MOVES: The Orioles optioned Tyler Wilson to Norfolk and purchased the contract of left-handed pitcher Ariel Miranda from the Tides. To make room for Miranda on the 40-man roster, the Orioles placed left-handed pitcher Brian Duensing on the 60-day disabled list.
MIRANDA PITCHES THE FIFTH: Miranda relieved Jimenez in the fifth inning and allowed three runs on four hits in two innings. He struck out four.
MORE MOVES: Alvarez will leave the team for the upcoming series in Los Angeles due to a death in his family in the Dominican Republic.
The Orioles can replace him while he’s gone. Alvarez is expected to return on Friday.
They have four position players on the 40-man roster: Dariel Alvarez, Francisco Pena, Henry Urrutia and Christian Walker.
COMING UP: The Orioles begin a three-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night as Yovani Gallardo (3-1, 5.77) faces 19-year-old Julio Urias (1-2, 4.09). Gametime is at 9:10 p.m.
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