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Peter Schmuck: Mariners poke a space needle into Orioles momentum during disastrous four-game set in Seattle

Peter Schmuck: Mariners poke a space needle into Orioles momentum during disastrous four-game set in Seattle

If they make a movie about the Orioles' just-completed four-game series against the Mariners, it would have to be called "Clueless in Seattle."

The O's stumbled around Safeco Field as if they were drunk on all those home runs they hit in June. They made pitchers you've never heard of look like Cy Young. They served up decisive home runs on 0-2 pitches. They handed out two-out walks and run-scoring balks.

There's really no explaining it. They arrived in the Great Northwest riding their third seven-game winning streak of the year. They had just swept the San Diego Padres to open a lengthy West Coast road trip with a five-game division lead and were scoring runs at...

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