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Seattle veteran goes more than six innings out of bullpen as Seattle rallies to win series opener at home vs. Baltimore

LEBLANCWade LeBlanc's lengthy relief effort helped the Seattle Mariners claim their series opener with the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 Thursday night at T-Mobile Park.

LeBlanc (4-2) allowed four hits and two walks in 6.1 scoreless innings. The 34-year-old left-hander struck out seven.

Mariners starter Tayler Scott lasted only two-thirds of an inning. He walked three.

Seattle improved to 33-46, while Baltimore had just four hits in dropping to 21-54.

Baltimore got its runs in the first inning on Rio Ruiz's two-run single.

Seattle scored once in the second, then took the lead with a three-run sixth.

The Mariners added a run in the seventh and finished with nine hits, including home runs from Omar Narvaez (his 11th this season) and Domingo Santana (his 16th).

The four-game series continues at 7 p.m. Friday. Mike Leake (6-6, 4.14) will start for Seattle against an Orioles pitcher to be announced.

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