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Nick Markakis' home run, Chris Tillman's pitching lead Orioles to 1-0 win over Mariners

Nick Markakis' home run, Chris Tillman's pitching lead Orioles to 1-0 win over Mariners

Perhaps it was fitting that the first leadoff home run in Nick Markakis’ career would stand as the game-winner Sunday in a 1-0 pitchers’ duel victory over the Seattle Mariners at Camden Yards. In his nine years with the Orioles, Markakis has been both a consistent contributor and someone who often has been overlooked while flashier players take center stage. “He is probably the epitome of consistency,” Orioles reliever Tommy Hunter said. “If you can wrap it up and put it in a bottle and give it to somebody —whatever he does on a daily basis — you’d be a rich man. He’s a big-time part of this team, part of this organization and he just...

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