July 8, 2009

MLB: Baltimore 5, Seattle 3

Ty Wigginton put Baltimore in front with a two-run single during a five-run ninth inning Wednesday, rallying the Orioles to a 5-3 victory over Seattle.

Seattle's David Aardsma (2-3) came on in the ninth to protect a 3-0 advantage and gave up the lead before he could record an out. Two errors by Mariners second baseman Jose Lopez made two of the ninth-inning runs unearned.

Melvin Mora opened the inning with a double, Gregg Zaun walked and Oscar Salazar singled to load the bases.

Adam Jones then drove in a run with an infield single and Nick Markakis reached on a costly fielding error by Lopez. That miscue accounted for the second run of the inning and kept the bases loaded.

That brought up Wigginton, whose single to center delivered the tying and go-ahead runs. A fielder's choice grounder by Aubrey Huff erased Wigginton at second, but Markakis made it to third on the play and he scored the fifth run when Lopez threw away a ground ball off the bat of Brian Roberts.

Brian Bass (5-2) earned the win despite allowing an unearned run in the eighth. George Sherrill came on in the ninth to record his 19th save.