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June 28, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Game thread: Indians vs. Mariners — June 28, 2014

Saturday, June 28, 2014 – Safeco Field (7:10 pm)
Cleveland Indians (38-41)   Seattle Mariners (43-37)
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) DH 15 Kyle Seager (L) 3B
22 Jason Kipnis (L) 2B 20 Logan Morrison (L) 1B
10 Yan Gomes C 3 Mike Zunino
33 Nick Swisher (S) 1B 55 Michael Saunders (L) RF
9 Ryan Raburn RF 13 Dustin Ackley (L) LF
4 Mike Aviles 3B 5 Brad Miller (L) SS
Starting Pitcher Starting Pitcher
43 Josh Tomlin (4-5, 4.39) RHP 29 Roenis Elias (7-5, 3.74) LHP

NINTH INNING

Almost a night to remember turns into an evening to forget as the Mariners get just one hit against Josh Tomlin and lose 5-0. At least it’s Happy Felix Day today and the Mariners still have a chance to win the series. And at least it was quick — just 2:24 here to play this one.

EIGHTH INNING

Brandon Mauer on to pitch the eighth as he gets another look as a reliever and he turned in a nice, tidy, 1-2-3 inning o keep it at 5-0 heading to bottom of eight.

SEVENTH INNING

Dominic Leone came on to pitch for Elias, who gave up six hits and five runs on 100 pitches in six innings. Aviles hit it hard to left for a one-out single but was thrown out stealing by Zunino and the inning ended harmlessly. 5-0 Indians.

Mariners again down 1-2-3 and still with just one hit — and baserunner — off of Tomlin.

SIXTH INNING

Gomes homers to left-center a pitch after Zunino couldn’t hang on to a foul ball at the rail of the Mariner dugout. That kind of night for the Mariners.

Another 1-2-3 inning for Mariners and we head to the seventh with Indians leading 5-0.

FIFTH INNING

Two  more runs for the Indians as Aviles singled and then scored on a double by Bourn on a hit-and-run. Bourn was then balked to third and scored on a fly out by Cabrera. So it’s 4-0 and time to see if the Mariners can get something going against Tomlin.

Seager lead off the inning with a single to left to end the no-hitter/perfect game, and then got to third on a wild pitch and an error. But he was stranded there, leaving it at 4-0 heading to the sixth. Tomlin in command so far.

FOURTH INNING

Elias a walk but otherwise unscathed in the top of the fourth and has settled down nicely since first inning.

The Mariners, meanwhile, again went down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the inning, though Jones almost beat out a bunt attempt that was nicely fielded by Tomlin. That was the second attempt to bunt for a hit in the game as Saunders tried it to lead off the third and also was thrown out. Cano struck out for the second time tonight to end the inning.

THIRD INNING

A much-needed quick 1-2-3 inning for Elias, who has now retired seven straight. He has thrown 44 pitches through three.

The Mariners went down 1-2-3 in their half and yet to have a baserunner.

SECOND INNING

Elias, who has a history of rebounding nicely after shaky starts, responded with a 1-2-3 second leaving it at 2-0 Cleveland heading to bottom of inning.

In the bottom of the inning, a highlight-reel catch by Ryan Raburn robbed Seager of extra bases to lead things off and the Mariners went 1-2-3 leaving it at 2-0 Indians.

FIRST INNING
Rough start for Elias he gave up three straight hits with one out — doubles by Cabrera and Santana that sandwiched a single by Brantley — to score two runs. He then walked Kipnis leading to a visit from Rick Waits. He then went to 2-0 on Gomes, who then hit a rocket that was just foul. And then fate came Elias’ way as Gomes hit it hard but right back to Elias who started a 1-4-3 double play to get out of the inning without further damage. So it’s 2-0 Indians.

The Mariners went down 1-2-3 in their half of the first against Josh Tomlin, a pitcher many of the Mariners have batted around with ease in the past. According to the Mariner game notes, active Mariners are hitting .485 (16-33) off Tomlin, including Cano at 5-11. Alas, Cano struck out looking there to end the first.

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