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Orioles Get Back Above .500 With 7-6 Win Against Seattle

August 29, 2017
BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles haven't had a winning record since June 11, but they do now.
 
A five-game winning streak, including a 7-6 win against the Seattle Mariners before 15,106 at Oriole Park Aug. 28, has put the Orioles at 66-65. They're 1.5 games behind in the wild-card chase.
 
"I think it's pretty obvious that if you're .500 or below you're not going to the playoffs," manager Buck Showalter said.
 
First baseman Chris Davis' seventh-inning double broke a 6-6 tie.
 
Third baseman Manny Machado, left fielder Trey Mancini and catcher Welington Castillo each had three hits. The Orioles had 16 hits total.
 
Mancini is 14-for-27 (.519) in his last seven games.
 
"Everybody's been hitting on all cylinders, especially Manny really stands out to me," Mancini said. "He's just had an incredible month. Every time he's up at the plate right now you feel like something great's going to happen, and that's good. It kind of inspires you as an offense when a guy like that's really on fire."
 
Adam Jones hit his 25th home run in the fifth inning. The center fielder has now hit 25 or more homers in seven straight seasons -- the first Oriole to do that. It was also the 250th home run of his career.
 
Tim Beckham played an outstanding shortstop, starting two double plays and making a slick pickup on a grounder by Seattle shortstop Jean Segura to begin the game.  
 
"That's probably one of the keys to the game. From the first play on," Showalter said. "That was needed tonight. You never know when a major spot in the game may turn it one way or the other. You know how hungry they are for what we're all trying to get to."
 
Chris Tillman was trying for his first win since his initial start of the season, May 7. After the right-hander allowed six runs on three hits with four walks in 5.1 innings, Tillman is now winless in his last 16 starts, but he was pleased with how the team is playing.
 
"I think all-around baseball. I think we're playing better," Tillman said.
 
"We're definitely swinging the bats really well right now. Defensive we're fun to watch. I mean, I enjoy watching this team show up every day. I think the pitching is also better. I think it all starts and ends with pitching. If you don't pitch, you don't win, so I feel like it's part of the key, too."
 
NOTES: Showalter expects RHP Dylan Bundy, who's been on the bereavement list, to return for the Aug. 29 start. Bundy (12-8, 4.18) is scheduled to start against Seattle RHP Erasmo Ramirez (5-4. 4.32). ... RHP Mike Wright, who was recalled Aug. 25 to replace Bundy but didn't pitch in any of the three games in Boston, was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk and replaced by LHP Donnie Hart. Wright will not be eligible to rejoin the Orioles until Sept. 7, even though the Tides season ends Sept. 4, due to a new rule that requires optioned players to stay in the minors 10 days at all times. … Showalter expects to add a pitcher and catcher when the rosters expand Sept. 1. Additional players should be added Sept. 5. … The Orioles will have a minicamp in Sarasota, Fla.,  that begins Sept. 8 for players who could be added in case of injuries but weren't originally recalled.  

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