Baltimore Orioles defeat Seattle Mariners, 3-2

SEATTLE -- Nick Markakis almost didn't get the opportunity to hit in the eighth inning last night.

The normally mild-mannered outfielder was so furious about being called out on strikes in the fourth inning that he lingered at home plate, letting plate umpire Brian Runge know exactly what he thought of the call.

Runge warned Markakis to be quiet or he would be ejected. Markakis, who had struck out seven times in his past eight at-bats to that point, heeded Runge's advic...

A recap of the Orioles' 3-2 win over the Mariners last night:

CABRERA IS COMMANDING

When Daniel Cabrera beat the New York Yankees in his last outing, holding them to two runs over six innings, the big question was could he do it again. He certainly could. Cabrera produced his third straight strong start, holding the Mariners to two runs in eight innings, the longest outing for an Orioles starter this year. Cabrera got out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the fourth i...