Aubrey Huff homered to break an eighth-inning tie, and the surprising Baltimore Orioles completed their first four-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners since 1999 with a 5-4 victory Monday. Melvin Mora also homered, and Brian Roberts had three hits for the Orioles, an AL-best 5-1. The Mariners, last in the AL West, fell to 2-5.
If the city is excited over Baltimore's fast start, it wasn't reflected in the attendance. The second-smallest crowd in the 17-year history of Camden Yards, 10,774, came out on a chilly afternoon. Huff connected off Eric Flaherty (0-1), whose performance was typical of the Mariners bullpen throughout series. Pitching without injured closer J.J. Putz, Seattle relievers gave up six runs over 7 2-3 innings.