Elias Earns First Win of Season as Mariners Top Orioles, 4-2
BALTIMORE (AP) — Roenis Elias took a four-hitter into the eighth inning, Justin Ruggiano homered and the Seattle Mariners beat Wei-Yin Chen and the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 Wednesday night.
Elias (1-1) allowed one run, six hits and no walks in 7 2-3 innings. The left-hander did not permit a runner past first base until the seventh inning and at one point retired 10 in a row.
Although Elias didn't give up more than three runs in any of his previous four starts this season, the Mariners scored only six runs while he was in the game.
Ruggiano turned things around this time, scoring twice and driving in two runs. He came in batting .213 with one homer and one RBI in 26 games.
Carson Smith got the last out in the eighth and Fernando Rodney yielded an RBI single to J.J. Hardy in the ninth before securing his 10th save.