Orioles rout Mariners, who are 0-5 on homestand
The Seattle Mariners, less than a week removed from being three games over .500 and in the American League wild-card picture, continue to slide on their homestand.
The Mariners fell to 0-5 on their homestand at Safeco Field, as Baltimore routed them 11-3 Monday.
Seattle (59-61) hopes to end the slide at 7 p.m. Tuesday, as Andrew Albers (0-0, 0.00) makes his first start opposite Wade Miley (6-9, 5.19). Albers is replacing the injured James Paxton in the rotation; the Mariners' rotation continues to be ravaged by injuries, and the bullpen has been hit hard lately.
After a four-game sweep by the Los Angeles Angels, the Mariners dropped the first of three games against the Orioles (59-60).
Yovani Gallardo gave up nine hits and eight runs in four-plus innings pitched.
Tim Beckham hit the first of four Baltimore homers, a solo shot, in the first inning. Machado's grand slam highlighted a six-run second inning. Seth Smith hit a two-run homer in a three-run fifth inning. And, Trey Mancini homered in the seventh inning.
Mike Zunino and Nelson Cruz went deep for Seattle.
Kevin Gausman gave up six hits and two runs while striking out six and walking one in seven innings.
Beckham and Chris Davis each had three hits for the Orioles, who had 16 hits.