Aug 3, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis (21) hits a solo home run in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

Hisashi Iwakuma Gets Felix'd, Mariners Can't Solve Chris Tillman

Hisashi Iwakuma gave up a home run to Nick Markakis to lead off the game and the Seattle Mariners couldn’t get it back off Chris Tillman as the Orioles took the rubber match of the three-game series, 1-0 Sunday afternoon.

Iwakuma hadn’t lost a road start since July 20, 2013, going 9-0 with a 2.17 ERA in 14 starts away from Safeco. And Sunday wasn’t much different. After the leadoff homer to Markakis, ‘Kuma settled in allowing only four more hits and two walks while striking out seven over 7.2 IP.

On the other side, was Chris Tillman. Tillman improved to 6-0 with a 2.03 ERA in six career starts against the Mariners, the team that dealt him in 2008 as part of the Adam Jones/Erik Bedard trade.

Tillman scattered four singles across seven shutout innings, walking none and striking out six.

The closest the Mariners came was in the top of the second when they had runners at the corners with only one out. But Tillman got Mike Zunino and Brad Miller to both go down on strikes to end the threat. He then retired 12 more in a row before giving up a leadoff hit to Kendrys Morales in the 7th.

Sunday’s game marked the 14th time the Mariners have been shut out this season and the third time they lost 1-0.

The Mariners finished up the road trip at 3-3 and return to Safeco for a nine-game homestand that opens Tuesday with a two-game Interleague series against the Atlanta Braves.

BOX SCORE

Batting

Seattle

 
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Austin JacksonCF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .270
Dustin AckleyLF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255
Robinson Canó2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .330
Kendrys MoralesDH 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .222
Kyle Seager3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .275
Chris DenorfiaRF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000
Logan Morrison1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .211
Mike ZuninoC 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .208
Brad MillerSS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .199
Chris TaylorPH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .360
Totals 30 0 4 0 0 1 9 1 8
Batting
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – B Miller 1
GIDP – K Seager
Team LOB – 4
Running
SB – K Seager (5, 2nd base off C Tillman/N Hundley)

Baltimore

 
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Nick MarkakisRF 4 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 .286
Manny Machado3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 .276
Adam JonesCF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 .284
Delmon YoungDH 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .315
Chris Davis1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .194
J.J. HardySS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .271
David LoughLF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .209
Ryan Flaherty2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .206
Nick HundleyC 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .202
Totals 28 1 5 1 1 2 7 0 8
Batting
2B – N Markakis (22, H Iwakuma)
HR – N Markakis (9, 1st inning off H Iwakuma 0 on, 0 Out)
RBI – N Markakis (38)
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – A Jones 1, D Young 1
Team LOB – 5
Running
CS – D Lough (5, 2nd base by H Iwakuma/M Zunino)
Fielding
DP – 1 (R Flaherty-J Hardy-C Davis)

Pitching

Seattle

 
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Hisashi Iwakuma(L, 9-6) 7.2 5 1 1 2 7 1 0.99 2.94
Danny Farquhar 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.16 2.66

Baltimore

 
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Chris Tillman(W, 8-5) 7.0 4 0 0 0 6 0 1.31 3.78
Andrew Miller(HLD, 16) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.89 2.25
Zach Britton(SV, 23) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.88 1.59
Pitches-strikes – H Iwakuma 109-73; D Farquhar 1-1; C Tillman 101-65; A Miller 10-7; Z Britton 16-9
Ground balls-fly balls – H Iwakuma 8-8; D Farquhar 0-1; C Tillman 10-6; A Miller 0-1; Z Britton 2-0
Batters faced – H Iwakuma 29; D Farquhar 1; C Tillman 24; A Miller 3; Z Britton 4
Game Details
Game Time: 2:33.
Umpires: HP–Tim Timmons. 1B–Tim Welke. 2B–Todd Tichenor. 3B–Clint Fagan.
Weather: 72 degrees, Overcast.
Wind: 2 mph, Right to Left.
Attendance: 35,217.
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