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Betancourt helps Mariners sweep Orioles

Aug 10, 2007 - 4:47 AM BALTIMORE (Ticker) -- Yuniesky Betancourt helped keep the Seattle Mariners' offense rolling.

Betancourt had three hits and three RBI and seven other Mariners drove in runs en route to their third straight win, an 13-8 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday in the finale of a three-game series.

Ichiro Suzuki also had three RBI and Raul Ibanez and Adrian Beltre each drove in two runs for Seattle, which compiled 31 runs in its first sweep since June 29-July 1 against the Toronto Blue Jays.

"More than the results, what makes me most happiest is getting away from the heat," Suzuki said through an interpreter.

"Not taking batting practice really paid off for us," Mariner manager John McLaren said. "We saved our strength a little bit. We've got some guys that are coming alive. We knew they would."

Betancourt's RBI single in the fourth inning tied the game at 5-5. The Cuban native then gave the Mariners the lead during a five-run rally in the sixth.

"I made good contact all night," Betancourt said. "Very happy to win."

The 25-year-old Betancourt sent a 2-0 offering from Daniel Cabrera (8-12) into right field, plating Adam Jones for a 6-5 advantage and chasing the Orioles' starter.

Suzuki followed with an RBI base hit and Jose Vidro doubled to deep right to score Betancourt, opening an 8-5 lead.

After Jose Guillen was walked intentionally, Ibanez delivered an RBI single. Beltre plated Vidro with a sacrifice fly to create a 10-5 cushion and cap the rally.

Betancourt extended the Mariners' advantage to 11-7 in the seventh inning with a run-scoring double to left field. He is 13-for-30 (.433) with two home runs and 10 RBI in seven games this month.

"Things are starting to click for us," McLaren said. "We are starting to get all cylinders going. We've seen signs of guys getting out of slumps, and we're starting to hit collectively."

Guillen's 16th homer of the season in the third inning gave Seattle a 4-0 lead.

Miguel Tejada belted a grand slam to cap a five-run third inning as the Orioles took a 5-4 edge before a 24-minute rain delay. It was Tejada's 250th career homer and 11th this season.

"It was a fastball," Tejada said. "It wasn't enough, it's never enough. They just kept coming back."

Mariners starter Horacio Ramirez (7-3) pitched five-plus innings, surrendering seven runs, five hits and five walks with four strikeouts. Two relievers bridged the gap to George Sherrill, who worked 1 2/3 scoreless frames to notch his first save.

"Except for the five-run inning, I thought he threw pretty good tonight," Mariners catcher Jamie Burke said.

Suzuki gave Seattle some insurance in the ninth inning with a two-run single to left-center field, extending its lead to 13-8.

Cabrera surrendered seven runs and eight hits with four strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.

"We played well, they just kept hitting," Cabrera said. "A couple of weak pitches and that's it. A couple of ground balls in the hole, that's it."








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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
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    SEATTLE 3 0 1 1 0 5 1 0 2 13 15 0
    BALTIMORE 0 0 5 0 0 2 1 0 0 8 8 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: SEA - HORACIO RAMIREZ, RYAN ROWLAND-SMITH (6TH), SEAN GREEN (7TH),
    GEORGE SHERRILL (8TH) AND JAMIE BURKE
    BAL - DANIEL CABRERA, JAMIE WALKER (6TH), BRIAN BURRES
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    Aug 9 10:54 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ICHIRO SUZUKI SCORED BEN BROUSSARD AND ADAM
    JONES.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, I SUZUKI ON FIRST, J BURKE ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 13
    BALTIMORE 8 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J LOPEZ (.257, 8 HR, 50 RBI)

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    AT BALTIMORE - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: B Fahey in left field.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 11
    BALTIMORE 8 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: B Broussard (.287, 0-FOR-4, RBI)

    Mariners vs. OriolesAug 9 10:28 PM
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    SEATTLE 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 11 0
    BALTIMORE 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 1 (TOP 7)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: SEA - RYAN ROWLAND-SMITH
    BAL - JAMIE WALKER

    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: A JONES (.429, 4-FOR-6)
    J BURKE (.304, 0-FOR-6)
    Y BETANCOURT (.295, 4-FOR-6, 4 RBI)

    Mariners vs. OriolesAug 9 9:39 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY ADRIAN BELTRE SCORED JOSE VIDRO.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, R IBANEZ ON FIRST, J GUILLEN ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 10
    BALTIMORE 5 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: B BROUSSARD (.289, 0-FOR-3, RBI)

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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RAUL IBANEZ SCORED ICHIRO SUZUKI.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, R IBANEZ ON FIRST, J GUILLEN ON SECOND, J
    VIDRO ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 9
    BALTIMORE 5 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: A BELTRE (.277, 0-FOR-3, RBI)

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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JOSE VIDRO SCORED YUNIESKY BETANCOURT.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J VIDRO ON SECOND, I SUZUKI ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 8
    BALTIMORE 5 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J GUILLEN (.290, 1-FOR-2, HBP, HR, RBI)

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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ICHIRO SUZUKI SCORED JAMIE BURKE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, I SUZUKI ON FIRST, Y BETANCOURT ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 7
    BALTIMORE 5 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J VIDRO (.312, 1-FOR-3)

    Mariners vs. OriolesAug 9 9:18 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY YUNIESKY BETANCOURT SCORED ADAM JONES.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, Y BETANCOURT ON FIRST, J BURKE ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 6
    BALTIMORE 5 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: I SUZUKI (.348, 1-FOR-3)

    Mariners vs. OriolesAug 9 9:14 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY YUNIESKY BETANCOURT SCORED ADAM JONES.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, Y BETANCOURT ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 5
    BALTIMORE 5 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: I SUZUKI (.349, 1-FOR-2)

    Mariners vs. OriolesAug 9 8:33 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    GRAND SLAM BY MIGUEL TEJADA (10) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN THE
    3RD OFF HORACIO RAMIREZ SCORED BRIAN ROBERTS, COREY PATTERSON AND
    NICK MARKAKIS.
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 4, BALTIMORE 5
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: K MILLAR (.268, 0-FOR-1)

    Mariners vs. OriolesAug 9 8:05 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY COREY PATTERSON SCORED RAMON HERNANDEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C PATTERSON ON FIRST, B ROBERTS ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 4
    BALTIMORE 1 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: N MARKAKIS (.293, 0-FOR-1)

    Mariners vs. OriolesAug 9 7:59 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JOSE GUILLEN (15) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF DANIEL CABRERA.
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 4, BALTIMORE 0
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: R IBANEZ (.261, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

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    CURRENT PITCHERS: SEA - HORACIO RAMIREZ
    BAL - DANIEL CABRERA

    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: B ROBERTS (.316, 9 HR, 42 RBI)
    C PATTERSON (.269, 5 HR, 33 RBI)
    N MARKAKIS (.293, 11 HR

    Mariners vs. OriolesAug 9 7:19 PM
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