Feldman struggles, Mariners hit three homers to beat O’s

The first two batters of the game reached tonight against Scott Feldman. That trend would continue as the Mariners beat the Orioles 8-4 at Camden Yards to even the series at a win each.

Feldman weaved his way through a few jams over the first four innings, limiting damage along the way, but Seattle broke through with a four-run fifth inning.

Feldman gave up seven hits and five runs over 4 2/3 innings to fall to 2-3 with an ERA of 5.70 in six O’s starts. He is 1-3 with an ERA of 7.66 in four home starts.

The O’s starters have hit a rough patch, with just three quality starts over the last nine games and an ERA of 6.06 in that span.

Michael Saunders hit a three-run homer off T.J. McFarland in the fifth, scoring two of Feldman’s inherited runners. He added a two-run shot off Darren O’Day in the ninth for a two-homer, five RBI night and his fifth career multi-homer game.

O’s pitching has allowed seven homers in this series and 12 over the last four games.

Matt Wieters hit a solo homer in the second, and Manny Machado hit one in the fourth for the Orioles. They went to the seventh down 6-2 but rallied for two more runs not long after manager Buck Showalter was ejected by home plate umpire Larry Vanover for arguing a strike call with Nick Markakis at the plate. Chris Davis had a sac fly - and Wieters an RBI single - during the rally.

Machado added a double in the eighth. It snapped a 22-game stretch without one and was the 40th of the year for the major league leader in doubles.

This game featured a very strange O’s double play in the top of the eighth. Raul Ibanez singled off the right-field wall with two on and one out, but the O’s got a runner at the plate and then Ibanez trying to get back to first for a 9-4-3-2 double play.

The Orioles fall to 61-50 as they lost to Seattle for just the third time in the last 13 games, and the Mariners ended a seven-game losing streak at Camden Yards dating to May 10, 2011.

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