Jason Vargas vs Zach Britton Battle Sees Seattle Fall 2-1
Baltimore scored 2 runs in the 12 to edge Seattle 2-1 on Thursday at Camden Yards.
Baltimore was favored by -154 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Jim Johnson earned the victory for the Orioles, throwing 2 innings of work, striking out 2, walking 0, and allowing 2 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from J.J. Hardy in the win.
Seattle's starting pitcher Jason Vargas worked 9 innings, giving up 7 hits and 0 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Ichiro Suzuki in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Baltimore as they had 10 hits, while Seattle only had 5.
Next game, Baltimore takes its act on the road to face Tampa Bay looking for another win. For Seattle, they head on the road to face Cleveland.