The veteran left-hander looks to win his 12th straight decision at home against one of his former clubs when the Seattle Mariners begin a four-game series at Safeco Field on Monday.
The 43-year-old Moyer (1-4, 3.72) is 11-0 with a 2.09 ERA in 16 appearances at home against Baltimore, including 14 starts. He’s 9-0 with a 2.28 ERA in 12 home starts against Baltimore with Seattle, which acquired him from Boston on July 30, 1996.
Moyer pitched for the Orioles from 1993-95 before leaving for Boston as a free agent.
While Moyer has never lost at home to Baltimore, he’s seeking his first win at Safeco Field this year. Moyer is 0-2 with a 3.20 ERA in six starts at home this year.
His lone victory this season came at Baltimore on April 30 when he gave up three runs and six hits over 6 2-3 innings in a 4-3 win. The Mariners have struggled to support him, scoring only 14 runs in his last five outings.
Seattle (20-25) is searching for a season-high fourth straight victory after a three-game sweep over the weekend against San Diego. The Mariners hit six homers and batted .308 in the series.
“Things are clicking right now,” Seattle manager Mike Hargrove said.
Right fielder Ichiro Suzuki is hitting .415 (27-for-65) during a 15-game hitting streak. Suzuki is 6-for-13 against the Orioles this season.
Baltimore (20-24) lost for the 11th time in 13 road games with Sunday’s 3-1 setback at Washington. The Orioles have scored a total of 21 runs in losing seven of their last eight on the road.
“Once again, we had some opportunities and couldn’t push anything across,” Baltimore manager Sam Perlozzo said. “We haven’t been able to do that the last couple of days.”
The Orioles have had trouble replacing leadoff hitter Brian Roberts, who was placed on the disabled list April 30 with a groin strain. His replacements are batting .197 (17-for-86) at the top or the order in the 19 games since.
Erik Bedard (5-2, 4.18) tries to win consecutive starts since starting 4-0 through his first four outings this season. He allowed one run and two hits over seven innings in a 4-3 victory over Boston on Wednesday for his first victory since April 20.
“I just threw strikes. I was real aggressive with my fastball, and I threw strikes on my other pitches. That was the important thing,” he said.
The left-hander is 1-1 with a 3.09 ERA in two career starts against Seattle — both at Safeco Field.