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Cruz and Seager go deep to power Mariners past Orioles, 10-0
BALTIMORE (AP) — Nelson Cruz homered and drove in five runs, Kyle Seager hit a three-run drive and the Seattle Mariners cruised past the Baltimore Orioles 10-0 Tuesday night.
Robinson Cano had three hits, two RBIs and scored three runs for the Mariners, who repeatedly circled the bases on a wet, chilly night at Camden Yards.
Wade Miley (4-2) allowed two hits and walked three in six sharp innings. The left-hander was 0-2 with a 10.13 ERA in his three previous starts against Baltimore.
After losing three straight at home against the Los Angeles Angels, the Mariners bounced back to improve their AL-best road record to 14-6.
Baltimore starter Ubaldo Jimenez (2-4) allowed six runs and five hits in 4 1/3 innings, his shortest outing in 21 starts since last July.
RHP Joaquin Benoit reinstated from DL by Mariners
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have activated right-handed reliever Joaquin Benoit from the disabled list after he missed nearly a month with a shoulder injury.
Benoit was expected to be in the bullpen for Tuesday night’s game against the Orioles.
The 38-year-old Benoit was placed on the DL on April 22 with shoulder inflammation. He’s 1-0 with two holds and a 3.60 ERA in five appearances.
Benoit pitched in a simulated game Saturday and came out “with a little flare up,” according to Seattle manager Scott Servais, but it was not enough to keep him on the disabled list.
Benoit came to the Mariners in a three-player trade with San Diego in November.
Right-hander Mayckol Guaipe was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma to make room for Benoit on the 25-man roster.
Brantly leads Tacoma to 7-5 win over Omaha
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Tacoma Rainiers got home runs from Mike Baxter and Rob Brantly yesterday as they beat the Omaha Storm Chasers 7-5.
Brantly’s round-tripper in the third gave the Rainiers an early lead in the contest, with Baxter’s coming just an inning later.
Starter Adrian Sampson went 6 2/3 innings but got no decisioned, with Paul Fry allowing Omaha to take a lead in the top of the 8th inning. Jonathan Aro got the win by getting the final out of the 8th.
Regional play wrapping up in NCAA men’s golf
UNDATED (AP) — Regional play wraps up today at six sites around the U.S. to narrow the field of teams and players who will make the national championships in NCAA men’s golf.
Oregon is in good position to advance to the national tournament — currently sitting at second in regional play at Marana, Arizona. The Ducks through the first two days of play have a total score of 573. Stanford leads the regional standings, with UAB just one shot behind Oregon in third.
Washington is currently in 6th place after two days of play at the regional in Franklin, Tennessee, but is just one shot back of Vanderbilt and Kennesaw State, who are tied for fourth. The top five schools in each regional advance.
The championship tournament is slated for May 27 to June 1 at Eugene Country Club with Oregon the host school.
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