Baltimore Orioles defeat Seattle Mariners, 6-4

A recap of the Orioles' 7-4 win over the Mariners on Friday 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 le...

Observations, opinions and musings from this week in major league baseball.

Major League Baseball released its annual report on foreign-born big leaguers, and the Orioles have an above-average number born outside the U.S. on their 25-man roster and disabled list.

But don't be fooled, oh critics of the Orioles' woeful international program. Plunge into the numbers and it's evident the Orioles are among the worst in mining foreign talent.

Of the 855 major league pla...

For much of last season, the Orioles' bullpen turned narrow leads into deficits, potentially uplifting wins into gut-wrenching losses.

However, in the first week of the 2008 season, the team's relief corps has been nearly flawless. Adam Loewen last night became the fourth straight Orioles starter to leave in the middle innings, but, again, it didn't matter.

Mariners @Orioles Today, 1:35 p.m., Ch. 13, MASN, 105.7 FM Starters: Mariners' Felix Hernandez (0-0, 0.00) vs. ...