BALTIMORE – Nick Markakis led off the 11th inning with a double and scored on a two-out bunt by Adam Jones, giving the Baltimore Orioles a 5-4 comeback win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night.
The victory improved Baltimore's record under Buck Showalter to 10-4. The Orioles had lost two straight, their first skid since Showalter made his debut on Aug. 2.
Markakis doubled off Sean White (0-1) and advanced on a groundout by Ty Wigginton. After Corey Patterson grounded out against a drawn-in infield, Jones dropped a bunt down the third-base line that Jose Lopez failed to snare with his bare hand as Markakis sprinted home.
Matt Albers (5-3) worked the 11th to get the win.
It was the 21st time this season that Seattle lost on its opponent's final at-bat, the 10th in walkoff fashion.
After Mariners rookie Adam Moore capped his first career four-hit game with a solo homer off Alfredo Simon in the top of the 10th, Baltimore tied it in the bottom half against David Aardsma, who had converted his previous seven save opportunities and allowed only one run in his last 12 outings.
A single and two walks, the last one intentional, loaded the bases with one out. After Cesar Izturis bounced into a force at the plate, Aardsma walked Julio Lugo on four pitches to force in a run. Brian Roberts followed with a groundout.
Moore, Russell Branyan and Lopez homered for the Mariners, who fell to 4-3 under interim manager Daren Brown. Moore came in batting .159 and had never had more than two hits in any of his previous 34 games in the majors.
In the Seattle eighth, Casey Kotchman led off with a double off Koji Uehara and took third on a bunt single by Moore. Uehara then struck out Michael Saunders and Josh Wilson before Mike Gonzalez struck out Ichiro Suzuki.
The Mariners stranded 12 and went 2 for 12 with runners in scoring position.
Orioles starter Brad Bergesen allowed three runs and nine hits in 5 1-3 innings. He left with the bases loaded and was rescued by Mark Hendrickson, who retired Suzuki on a liner to first and struck out Chone Figgins.
Seattle's Doug Fister gave up three runs and 10 hits in five innings. He failed to retire the side in order and yielded a hit to every starter except rookie Josh Bell.
Jamey Wright followed Fister and retired all six batters he faced.
After Wigginton scored on a wild pitch in the first inning, the Mariners pulled even in the second when Kotchman singled and scored on a triple by Saunders.
Baltimore went ahead 3-1 in the bottom half on a sacrifice fly by Roberts and an RBI single by Markakis.
Seattle made it 3-3 in the third when Branyan and Lopez homered over a four-pitch span. It was only the second time this season the Mariners connected on successive at-bats.
NOTES: Orioles pitchers had a season-high 13 strikeouts. ... Baltimore didn't record an outfield putout until the 9th inning. ... Seattle's Franklin Gutierrez came in 5 for 9 lifetime against Bergesen, then went 0 for 3 with three strikeouts against the right-hander. Gutierrez was also struck out by Uehara.