Seattle 5, Cleveland 1

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 10:10 PM
Location - Safeco Field
Temperature - 67°
Umpires - Home Plate - Chris Conroy, First Base - Mark Carlson, Second Base - Wally Bell, Third Base - Ed Hickox,
Attendance - 39204

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 54-69 30-29 24-40 L7
Seattle 60-64 32-30 28-34 W7

Recap


Mariners 5, Indians 1: Jesus Montero belted a three-run homer during a four-run seventh inning and Felix Hernandez outdueled Roberto Hernandez as host Seattle extended its winning streak to seven games.

Felix Hernandez's bid for a second straight perfect game ended quickly as Jason Kipnis singled on the right-hander's third pitch of the night. The former American League Cy Young Award winner yielded three more singles over the first three innings before settling down to retire 11 in a row.

Roberto Hernandez held the Mariners hitless until Eric Thames launched a two-out solo home run in the fifth. Cleveland answered in the seventh as Carlos Santana, Michael Brantley and Casey Kotchman hit consecutive singles to forge a 1-1 tie.

Brantley advanced to third when Felix Hernandez made an errant throw on a pickoff attempt, but Brent Lillibridge missed a suicide squeeze sign and Brantley was erased in a rundown.

Seattle regained the lead in the bottom of the frame on John Jaso's RBI ground-rule double, which chased Roberto Hernandez. Montero smashed Esmil Rogers' fourth offering off the facade of the second deck in left-center for his 13th blast and a 5-1 advantage.

Felix Hernandez (12-5) allowed one run and seven hits with a walk and five strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings as he improved to 8-0 over his last 13 starts. Lucas Luetge recorded the final four outs for his second career save.

Roberto Hernandez (0-2) worked six-plus frames, surrendering four runs and three hits.

Kipnis, Santana and Kotchman had two hits apiece for the Indians, who have lost seven straight and 20 of 24.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Seattle, which has won nine of 10 overall, is 7-1 on its nine-game homestand and has won 14 of 15 at Safeco Field. ... The first 30,000 fans were given T-shirts commemorating Felix Hernandez's perfect game. ... Indians RHP Josh Tomlin will undergo Tommy John surgery Wednesday and is expected to need 12-18 months to recover. Tomlin went 5-8 with a 6.36 ERA in 21 games this year, including 16 starts. ... Cleveland announced OF Grady Sizemore, who was placed on the 60-day disabled list prior to the start of the season after undergoing lower back surgery in March, will not play this year.


 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Seattle
Roberto Hernandez Player Felix Hernandez
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 7.2
2 Strikeouts 5
3 Hits 7
6.00 ERA 1.17
Hitting
Cleveland   Seattle
Jason Kipnis Player John Jaso
2 Hits 1
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 8 0 8 .242 16 7 1 1 0 0
Seattle 5 2 12 .179 2 4 5 2 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Seattle will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Mariners have a W/L % of .483 after a win and .484 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Indians have a W/L % of .426 after a win and .449 after a loss.