Orioles lose in no-hitter

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Kyle Seager’s 9th Inning catch
Kyle Seager’s 9th Inning catch

In what can only be described as a very mixed West Coast road trip, the Baltimore Orioles finished a three-game stand in Seattle as the victims of a no-hitter by Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma.

Iwakuma threw 77 strikes for seven strike outs, allowing only three batters on base.

Seattle thirdbasman Kyle Seager made a great, over-the-shoulder catch to start the top of the 9th inning, but for the most part it was Iwakuma’s right arm that delivered the no-no. The final score was 3-0. The Mariners scored two runs in the third and one in the fourth inning. Kevin Gausman recorded the loss for the Orioles.

Isahashi Iwakuma
Isahashi Iwakuma

The Mariners are now 54-61 and the Orioles are just above .500 at 57-56. On these most recent road trip through Oakland, L.A. (Anaheim) and Seattle, the O’s have a record of four wins and five losses.

They return home to face the Oakland A’s for a four-game stand, beginning Friday, August 14. Right-hander Jesse Chavez (6-11, 3.73 ERA) will take the mound for the Athletics and Ubaldo Jimenez (9-7, 3.79 ERA) gets the start for the Orioles.

(All photos are screen shots from YouTube)

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