Orioles starter Tyler Wilson earned and kept his starting rotation spot this year by making sure nights like Saturday didn’t happen. When two men reached, the third wouldn’t dent a baseball, then the left-center-field façade, and drive them all in.
Former Orioles slugger Nelson Cruz did that on the eighth pitch of the game Saturday. It was all downhill from there.
Wilson allowed three home runs and eight runs overall in three-plus innings, his shortest start of the season, and the Seattle Mariners offense never slowed in thumping the Orioles, 12-6, at Safeco Field.
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