Hernandez Leads Orioles Past Seattle

Hernandez breaks out of a hitless funk by going 3-for-4
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 4, 2008 10:56 PM CDT
Baltimore Orioles' Ramon Hernandez, right, slides safely into home as Seattle Mariners catcher Kenji Johjima reaches for the throw during the fourth inning Friday, April 4, 2008 in Baltimore.    ((AP Photo/Gail Burton))
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(Newser) – Ramon Hernandez broke out of a hitless funk by going 3-for-4 with a home run, and the Baltimore Orioles also got homers from Kevin Millar and Melvin Mora in a 7-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. Luis Hernandez drove in two runs for the Orioles (2-1), who climbed over .500 for the first time since last April 25.

Orioles starter Steve Trachsel (1-0) gave up two runs and four hits in 5 2-3 innings. He outdid Seattle's Jarrod Washburn (0-1), who allowed three runs and six hits in five innings. Trachsel was cruising until the fourth, when Sexson hit a one-out double and Beltre followed with a no-doubt shot to left. In the bottom half, Luis Hernandez tied it with another sacrifice fly.