Newcomers Carry Orioles

Scott drives in two runs as Baltimore continues good start
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Apr 6, 2008 1:07 AM CDT
Baltimore Orioles' Brian Roberts, left, tries to avoid being tagged out by Seattle Mariners third baseman Adrian Beltre during a rundown last night. Roberts was tagged out. The Orioles won 6-4.    (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
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(Newser) – Luke Scott went 3-for-3 with two RBIs, and the Baltimore Orioles received solid contributions from several other newcomers last night in a 6-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners. Matt Albers (1-0) pitched 1 2/3 innings of one-hit relief and George Sherrill worked the ninth for his third save in three tries. All three came to the Orioles in offseason trades.

Adam Jones, who also came in a trade, hit a sacrifice fly in the seventh to give Baltimore a 6-4 lead. Two holdovers from years past played key roles as well. Melvin Mora had three hits and Kevin Millar doubled, walked three times and scored three runs for the Orioles, who are off to a 3-1 start despite being picked by many to finish last in the AL East.