Closings & delays

Orioles: Postgame laments

Manager Dave Trembley and Koji Uehara disagreed on the impact of the short rain delay that interrupted the game in the third inning, though Uehara gave up three runs after he returned to the mound.

"I would think the rain hurt him,'' said Trembley. "That's easy to say because he gave up those three runs after the delay."

"I would say it was (the Mariners),'' said Uehara through interpreter Jiwon Bang. "I thought they came out and were more aggressive."

Trembley didn't dance around the offensive slump that seems like it will never end. The Orioles scored two runs in the first inning off former teammate Garrett Olson, then waited around for the M's to battle back. It has become a familiar pattern.

"It's a particularly difficult pill to swallow because we know we have a lot of good offensive players on this club and we're just not getting it done,'' Trembley said. "It's tough for everybody. When it rains it pours. I think you stay with your guys. You back them up. There's not a whole lot else you can do."

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