Baltimore Orioles defeat Seattle Mariners, 8-3

CALLING THE SHOT Before the game, Orioles assistant general manager and director of baseball administration Scott Proefrock predicted to a reporter that Jay Gibbons was going to hit a big home run that night.

When Gibbons stepped to the plate in the sixth inning with two men on and Seattle leading 2-0, Proefrock reminded the reporter of his prediction, saying it was going to come in this at-bat. On cue, Gibbons crushed Felix Hernandez's 2-0 pitch off the windows of the ...

SEATTLE -- Jay Gibbons has grown tired of talking about his tumultuous season that has seen him flirt with a sub-.200 average and essentially become a $5 million part-time player.

When asked about his future with the Orioles before the game, Gibbons, slumped in his chair in the visiting clubhouse at Safeco Field, shrugged his shoulders.

It's what he's done so many times this season while at a loss to explain the most disappointing stretch of his career.

But every ...