Brian Roberts homered to open the eighth inning, capping Baltimore's rally from a five-run deficit as the Orioles beat Seattle 8-7 last night for their sixth win in seven games against the Mariners this season. Roberts hit a 1-0 pitch from Sean Green (1-1) for his second homer of the season. Both Seattle and Baltimore saw leads evaporate and each team used six pitchers.
Chad Bradford (2-1) got the final out of the seventh and worked the eighth to get the win. Former Seattle reliever George Sherrill pitched the ninth for his eighth save, five against Seattle. Yuniesky Betancourt led off the ninth with a single, but Sherrill got Ichiro Suzuki to ground into a rare double play and Jose Lopez grounded out to end it.