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McLouth, O's power past Mariners

May 1, 2013 - 7:04 AM Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Nate McLouth hit a solo home run and Jason Hammel picked up his fourth win of the season -- all of which have come on the road -- as the Baltimore Orioles downed the Seattle Mariners, 7-2, Tuesday in the middle test of a three-game set at Safeco Field.

Matt Wieters hit a two-run double, Chris Dickerson had three hits and two RBI and J.J. Hardy plated a run and scored another for the Orioles, who bounced back from a 6-2 loss in Monday's series opener.

Hammel (4-1) tossed five-plus innings, yielding two runs on seven hits and three walks to go with five strikeouts in the victory.

Michael Morse hit a solo homer and Kelly Shoppach had an RBI to account for Seattle's two runs. Rookie Brandon Maurer (2-4) allowed four runs on six hits over four innings for the Mariners, who had their season-high three-game winning streak come to an end.

"I was rushing quite a bit today," Maurer said. "I needed to settle down and take some deep breaths and throw better strikes."

The visitors jumped out to an early 4-0 advantage in the first. McLouth smacked a solo shot to right to lead off the contest. Manny Machado then hit a double, advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored shortly after on another wild pitch to make it 2-0. Wieters later hit a one-out, two-run double scoring Nick Markakis and Chris Davis.

"Nate is a strong man," Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said of McLouth. "Pound for pound he's about as strong as we got. He's put together a good stretch here."

Baltimore struck again in the sixth versus reliever Blake Beavan. Hardy hit a single with one down and Ryan Flaherty moved him to third with a double to left. Dickerson made it 6-0 with a liner up the middle.

The home team finally got on the board in the bottom half. Morse opened up the frame with a solo shot and then Shoppach, facing Tommy Hunter with the bases loaded and no outs, grounded into a fielder's choice to make it 6-2. The next batter, Brendan Ryan, grounded into an inning-ending double play.

The O's added another run in the seventh. Davis and Wieters smacked back-to- back singles with one out and Hardy clubbed a single to give Baltimore a 7-2 advantage.

Game Notes

Maurer had gone 2-1 with a 1.89 ERA in his last three starts ... It was McLouth's second home run of the season ... Machado had two doubles for the O's ... Seattle went 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position and left 10 on base.

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  • J.J. Hardy single to right scored Chris Davis with one out. On the play, Matt Wieters advances to second. Runners on first and second and Ryan Flaherty due up.

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  • Kelly Shoppach ground ball fielder's choice, short to second scored Jason Bay with one out. Dustin Ackley out at second Justin Smoak advances to third. Runners on first and third with one out and Brendan Ryan due up.

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