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Seattle's Washburn tosses "one-hitter" to beat Orioles

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Jarrod Washburn throws a first inning pitch against the Kansas City Royals during their American League game in Kansas City, Missouri, May 7, 2009. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle’s Jarrod Washburn pitched the first ‘one-hitter’ of his career on Monday, shutting out the Baltimore Orioles 5-0.

Washburn gave up just a fourth-inning single to Nick Markakis, then retired the final 16 batters he faced. The left-hander had three strikeouts in his fourth career shutout.

Russell Branyan homered and Chris Woodward hit a two-run double to lead the Seattle offense.

Reporting by Gene Cherry in Raleigh, North Carolina; Editing by Peter Rutherford