Seattle Mariners defeat Baltimore Orioles, 5-4

SEATTLE -- Sometimes, it has been quick and sudden.

Sunday, it took closer Chris Ray just seven pitches to blow a one-run lead as he gave up a game-winning, two-run home run in the ninth inning to Los Angeles Angels slugger Vladimir Guerrero.

Other times, the Orioles' meltdown has been protracted and unpredictable. Monday night, the Orioles had a one-run lead over the Seattle Mariners in the eighth inning, and setup man Chad Bradford had gotten two quick outs. It appear...