Cleveland 9, Seattle 8

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 10:10 PM
Location - Safeco Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Bill Miller, First Base - Angel Campos, Second Base - Dan Iassogna, Third Base - Dale Scott,
Attendance - 12461

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cleveland 1 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 9 13 1
Seattle 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 8 10 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 5-4 1-4 4-0 W4
Seattle 6-6 2-2 4-4 L1

Recap

Indians 9, Mariners 8: Jason Donald’s seventh-inning RBI single completed the Indians’ rally from a seven-run deficit as Cleveland won for the 11th time in 13 games at Safeco Field.

Seattle built an 8-1 lead through four, but the Indians tied it with a seven-run fifth featuring catcher Carlos Santana’s three-run blast. It was the ninth straight game in which Cleveland homered, tying the second-longest season-opening streak in team history.

Cleveland starter Justin Masterson entered with a 2.45 ERA in five career starts against Seattle, but lasted just 3 2/3 innings. Rafael Perez (1-0) got the win after throwing an inning of scoreless relief in the sixth, and Chris Perez worked out of a ninth-inning jam for his third save.

Mariners designated hitter John Jaso belted a towering two-run homer and also drove in a run when he got hit by a pitch. Justin Smoak went 4 for 5, while Ichiro Suzuki drove in two runs.

The Indians chased Mariners starter Kevin Millwood in their big fifth inning. Charlie Furbush (0-1) took the loss after allowing the go-ahead run to reach in the seventh.

Game Notebook:
The Indians played without All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, who returned to his native Venezuela after a death in his family … The Indians have scored eight or more runs in each of their first four road games for the time in the franchise’s 111-year history. They had never done in the first three road games until this year.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Seattle
Justin Masterson Player Kevin Millwood
No Decision W/L No Decision
3.2 IP 4.0
1 Strikeouts 1
7 Hits 9
19.64 ERA 13.50
Hitting
Cleveland   Seattle
Jason Donald Player Justin Smoak
2 Hits 4
2 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 4
.500 Avg .800

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 13 1 18 .333 18 9 9 5 1 1
Seattle 10 1 13 .278 21 5 8 7 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Seattle will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Mariners have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Indians have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .400 after a loss.
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