Albers earns 1st win in 4 years, Mariners top Orioles

Final score was 3-1

Seattle Mariners closing pitcher Edwin Diaz, right, shares congratulations with catcher Mike Zunino after the team beat the Baltimore Orioles in a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in Seattle. The Mariners won 3-1. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE (AP) — Andrew Albers earned his first major league win in four years, pitching five effective innings as the Seattle Mariners beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 on Tuesday night to snap a five-game losing streak.

Called up from the minors earlier in the day, Albers (1-0) settled down after giving up Jonathan Schoop’s 26th home run in the first inning.

He allowed six hits for his first victory since Aug. 12, 2013, when he went 2-5 in 10 starts with Minnesota.

The 31-year-old lefty, acquired in a trade with Atlanta last Friday after going 12-3 at Triple-A Gwinnett, made one relief appearance for Toronto in 2015 and did not get a decision in six appearances last season with the Twins.

The Mariners’ bullpen finished with four scoreless innings.

Edwin Diaz pitched a perfect ninth for his 26th save in 30 opportunities.