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June 27, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Game thread: Indians vs. Mariners — June 27, 2014

Cleveland Indians (38-40)   Seattle Mariners (42-37)
Player   Player
24 Michael Bourn (L) CF 9 Endy Chavez (L) DH
13 Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS 99 James Jones (L) CF
23 Michael Brantley (L) LF 22 Robinson Cano (L) 2B
41 Carlos Santana (S) 1B 15 Kyle Seager (L) 3B
22 Jason Kipnis (L) 2B 20 Logan Morrison (L) 1B
8 Lonnie Chisenhall (L) 3B 3 Mike Zunino C
10 Yan Gomes C 55 Michael Saunders (L) RF
33 Nick Swisher (S) DH 13 Dustin Ackley (L) LF
7 David Murphy (L) RF 5 Brad Miller (L) SS
Starting Pitcher Starting Pitcher
47 Trevor Bauer (2-3, 4.40) RHP 53 Chris Young (6-4, 3.23) RHP


Rodney gives up a run but Mariners win it 3-2.


Indians get two on with two outs in the eighth, but Furbush gets Chisenhall to ground out to second to end it and keep Seattle ahead 3-1.

Nothing for Mariners after getting two on with no outs. So it’s to the ninth at 3-1.


Farquhar pitched a scoreless — if interesting — seventh. It ended on a weird play as Morrison booted a grounder at first but then got Swisher trying to go from second to third. Morrison kicked the ball into the infield, which helped him quickly find it and get Swisher, who didn’t exactly make the base-running decision of the century.

Chavez with a one-out HR to right to make it 3-1 and knock out Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer after 111 pitches. Crockett came on to get the final two outs, so it’s 3-1 heading to the eighth.


Beimel a perfect top of the inning to keep Seattle ahead.

Mariners go down easily in sixth, so they head to 7th ahead 2-1 and Farquhar pitching.


Young gave up another double. But he got the outs he needed to keep Seattle ahead 2-1. He’s thrown 91 pitches though and pen getting busy with Beimel up and throwing.

Mariners got a two-out double from Seager, the 100th of his career, but Morrison flew out to end the inning, keeping it at 2-1.


A couple more hard hit balls by the Indians, including a double by Chisenhall. But no runs, so it remains 1-1.

The Mariners got the lead back in the bottom of the inning, but surely felt like they should have had more, with an unusual 7-6-3 double play getting in the way of a big inning. After Morrison led off with a single, Zunino hit it high and far to left. Brantley, though, tracked it down at the wall, by which time Morrison had taken a step past second. Brantley quickly got the ball in to Cabrera who fired to Santana to double up Morrison. A single by Saunders and an Ackley walk was then followed by another two-out looping single to center, this time by Miller, to score Saunders and make it 2-1. Chavez struck out to end the inning there.


The Indians tied it in the top of the inning, but it could have been a lot worse as the Indians had the bases loaded and just one out and the heart of the order coming up. Brantley flew to left for a sac fly to it and Santana then hit hit hard to first but right at Morrison for the final out. Indians have hit a lot of balls hard and Young is already up to 60 pitches. But game is tied at 1-1.

Jones singled to lead off the bottom of the inning, but a Cano double play helped kill the inning and it remains tied at 1-1.


Chris Young allowed a one-out double to right by Kipnis, but struck out Chisenhall on a 79-MPH pitch to get out of the inning unscathed.

In the bottom of the inning, Saunders doubled to right-center on a 2-2 pitch with one out, followed by a walk to Ackley. But Miller grounded out and Chavez popped out to end the threat there.


Pretty nice, tidy 1-2-3 inning for Young, highlighted by a leaping grab by Miller of a hard shot by Brantley. Y0ung threw 16 pitches.

The Mariners have gotten on the board in the bottom of the inning as Chavez beat out an infield single to short, then stole second with two outs on a 2-1 pitch. Seager then looped a broken bat single to center to score Chavez and make it 1-0 heading to the second.


A couple more pre-game notes from manager Lloyd McClendon:

— He said Saunders is batting seventh, after having been at the top of the order prior to his injury, because it makes it a “deeper lineup” and that “Endy (Chavez) and (James) Jones have been doing a good job up top. It makes sense.”

— He said Justin Smoak and Corey Hart remain in Tacoma so they can get to 100 percent. “Not 80 percent, 100 percent,” he said.

— There is still no scheduled pitcher for Monday. Speculation is it could be Taijuan Walker. But McClendon said only that “we have options” and they need to still figure out which direction to go.

James Paxton threw a 25-pitch bullpen session as he continues his road to recovery.

T.J. House, a left-hander, will start for the Indians Sunday against Felix Hernandez, in place of the injured Justin Masterson.






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