Baltimore Orioles defeat Seattle Mariners, 3-2

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

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The Orioles looked like they were done after eight innings, but they scored three runs in the ninth off the Mariners' bullpen after starter Felix Hernandez left the game. Hernandez allowed no runs on five hits, but he was removed with his pitch count at 97, and the Orioles pounced on relievers Eric O'Flaherty and Mark Lowe. Aubrey Huff's grounder scored Nick Markakis, who led off with a double...

Of all the sights that caught the attention of Orioles manager Dave Trembley yesterday, none was more pleasing than Seattle Mariners pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre moving to the top step of the visitors' dugout after the eighth inning and extending a hand to starting pitcher Felix Hernandez. It was a casual gesture that easily could have gone unnoticed if it didn't have such a pronounced impact on the game.

Hernandez had gone from brilliant to finished. And so, too, did...