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Mariners on a roll, defeat Baltimore at Camden Yards


BALTIMORE - Felix Hernandez's pitching and Jose Lopez's hitting carried the Seattle Mariners to a 4-1 victory at Baltimore last night in the second game of a nine-game road trip.

Hernandez pitched seven solid innings and Lopez homered twice as the Mariners improved their record to 5-2 in June and 29-30 overall. Hernandez (6-3) allowed just one run and seven hits to improve to 4-0 for his career at Camden Yards. Hernandez has a 0.95 ERA in his last four starts this season.

Lopez had three hits, raising his batting average in the last 11 games to .364 (16 for 44). He hit a solo drive in the second inning and a two-run shot in the sixth for his third career multihomer game.

Sean White pitched the eighth and David Aardsma got three outs for his 10th save.

The Mariners have allowed three runs or less in a franchise-record eight straight games. The Mariners ' Ichiro Suzuki doubled, walked and was hit by a pitch to reach base for the 39th straight game, the longest streak in the American League this season. He is batting .371 (124 for 334) in his career against the Orioles.

Seattle center fielder Franklin Gutierrez left in the third inning with a bruised left knee. The

Mariners will start left-hander Garrett Olson (0-1, 4.39) against the Orioles at 4:05 this afternoon in the finale of the three-game series.

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