Baltimore Orioles defeat Seattle Mariners, 7-4

A recap of the Orioles' 7-4 win over the Mariners last night: Power ball Forget playing small ball, at least for one night.

The Orioles muscled up against the Mariners, getting solo home runs from Kevin Millar in the fifth inning and Ramon Hernandez in the sixth, and a two-run shot from Melvin Mora in the seventh. Millar broke a 2-2 tie when he connected off Mariners starter Jarrod Washburn. Hernandez homered off reliever Cha Seung Baek, and Mora increased the lead t...

They got great defense, a solid outing from their starting pitcher, some key outs from their bullpen and three home runs from their offense. It's the type of effort the Orioles would love to bottle up and dispense many times in this season of low expectations.

Kevin Millar, Ramon Hernandez and Melvin Mora all hit home runs and Steve Trachsel held down the Seattle Mariners for 5 2/3 innings, allowing the Orioles to secure a series-opening 7-4 victory in front of an annou...

Orioles manager Dave Trembley was going to start backup catcher Guillermo Quiroz tonight with left-hander Adam Loewen on the mound, but those plans might have changed.

Ramon Hernandez made a strong case for staying in the lineup after he singled twice and homered last night in the Orioles' 7-4 win over the Seattle Mariners.

"I don't know if I'll be able to keep my promise and catch Quiroz," Trembley said, grinning, "so don't hold me to that."

Otherwise, Trembley a...