Baltimore Orioles defeat Seattle Mariners, 5-4

A recap of the Orioles' 5-4 win over the Mariners yesterday: Having clout Aubrey Huff sure knows how to make friends.

Once booed with vigor because of his derogatory comments about Baltimore on a shock jock's radio show, which he insists were a joke, Huff received another loud ovation after hitting a tiebreaking home run off Seattle left-hander Eric O'Flaherty in the eighth inning. Huff attacked the first pitch from O'Flaherty, figuring he would see a fastball for on...

The boos raining down on Orioles designated hitter Aubrey Huff had dissipated to barely a drizzle even before his final at-bat yesterday at Camden Yards.

By the time Huff touched home with a game-winning solo homer in a 5-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners that secured the club's best start in 10 years, Huff's disparaging offseason comments about Baltimore seemed officially forgiven.

The small but spirited announced crowd of 10,774 rose to its feet to celebrate Huff...