LeBlanc lifts Mariners
Wade 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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