BASEBALL, 1:10 p.m. PT
Safeco Field, Seattle
Orioles -115 vs Mariners (9)
From the theater of the obscure which gave you a Washington Nationals victory over Cincinnati yesterday, comes an AL equivalent. Baltimore was never expected to win the AL East, but there’s no quit in these upstarts. The Orioles have won five of their last six, including the first two in this series to pull within three games of .500. Daniel Cabrera got off to a strong start and leveled off, but the O’s are still 12-10 behind him. Cabrera’s last appearance was a 7-6 Orioles win over the Yankees in New York.
Seattle is arguably the biggest disappointment in the majors, currently 28 games below .500 in the Angels-controlled AL West. Seattle has dropped 11 of its last 15 and showing no signs of improvement. Carlos Silva was bombed in an 11-10 loss to Texas in his last outing and the M’s are 7-14 when he’s on the hill. Moreover, the Mariners are 1-8 against Baltimore this season. ORIOLES.