Kyle Seager

Orioles' Cashner damaged by homers, but real reason for his short start was failure on two-strike pitches

Orioles' Cashner damaged by homers, but real reason for his short start was failure on two-strike pitches

Orioles right-hander Andrew Cashner admitted to a frustrating night in the Orioles’ 5-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night at Safeco Field.

As in many of his starts, he didn’t get much run support, but he didn’t blame that for his struggles.

Cashner acknowledged that he “really didn’t do a lot well” in his 4 1/3-inning outing, his fourth-shortest of his season through 27 starts. The damage was done on three solo homers, including back-to-back blasts by Nelson Cruz and Denard Span in the fifth that chased Cashner from the game after 100 pitches.

“It was mistakes over the plate,” Cashner said. “That’s what big league hitters do. Come back, we’ve got Oakland...

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