BALTIMORE (AP) -- Chris Tillman took a three-hit shutout into the eighth inning to extend a run of successful starts by Baltimore pitchers, and the Orioles beat Jason Vargas and the Seattle Mariners 3-1 on Monday night.
Nick Markakis homered and Mark Reynolds had three hits and an RBI for the Orioles, who have won six of eight to improve to 58-51. Baltimore didn't record its 58th win last year until Sept. 9, one day after its 85th defeat.
Tillman (5-1) gave up one run, five hits and a walk in 7 1-3 innings. In two outings against Seattle this year, the right-hander has allowed one earned run in 15 2-3 innings.
The Mariners scored in the eighth to end a streak of 28 scoreless innings by Baltimore pitchers.
Jim Johnson worked the ninth for his 33rd save in 36 tries.