Cleveland 6, Seattle 5

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, May 17, 2012 12:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 60°
Umpires - Home Plate - Adrian Johnson, First Base - Gary Cederstrom, Second Base - Lance Barksdale, Third Base - Fieldin Culbreth,
Attendance - 12894

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Seattle 16-24 7-8 9-16 L4
Cleveland 22-16 10-10 12-6 W4

Recap


Indians 6, Mariners 5 (11): Asdrubal Cabrera and Carlos Santana had RBI singles in the 11th inning as Cleveland overcame an early four-run deficit to extend Seattle's road woes.

After Michael Saunders' RBI double in the top of the 11th gave the Mariners a 5-4 lead, the Indians answered in their half of the frame off closer Brandon League (0-3).

Cabrera followed a pair of walks with a one-out single to shallow right to plate Jose Lopez. An intentional walk loaded the bases for Santana, who singled to center to whip Progressive Field into a frenzy.

The late rally gave the victory to Joe Smith (4-1), who served up Saunders' double to deep center. Dustin Ackley, who extended his hitting streak to 13 games earlier in the game, raced around the bases to give Seattle the brief lead.

Lopez atoned for a previous error by belting a three-run homer and Cabrera had another RBI single for the Indians, posted their fourth straight victory.

With two outs in the eighth inning, Lopez drilled a high fastball off the railing in the left field to tie the game at 4-4. Lopez's second homer doubled his RBI total to six.

John Jaso ripped an RBI double and scored twice and Brendan Ryan added a run-scoring single for the Mariners, who fell for the 12th time in 13 road games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Indians star Travis Hafner exited the game with a right hand contusion. The team said he was day-to-day. ... Cleveland third baseman Jack Hannahan sat out for the fourth straight game with lower back soreness. His MRI showed inflammation of a facet point in his lower back. He is listed as day-to-day. ... The Indians improved to 2-4 in extra-inning games this season.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Seattle   Cleveland
Hector Noesi Player Zach McAllister
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.1 IP 5.2
5 Strikeouts 6
5 Hits 3
1.42 ERA 4.76
Hitting
Seattle   Cleveland
Brendan Ryan Player Casey Kotchman
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Seattle 8 0 11 .190 29 14 4 7 2 0
Cleveland 10 1 15 .244 23 10 6 8 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Miami. The Indians have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .588 after a loss.
  • Seattle will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Mariners have a W/L % of .471 after a win and .348 after a loss.