Seattle 3, Cleveland 1

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 3:40 PM
Location - Safeco Field
Temperature - 62°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mark Carlson, First Base - Wally Bell, Second Base - Ed Hickox, Third Base - Chris Conroy,
Attendance - 18578

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 54-70 30-29 24-41 L8
Seattle 61-64 33-30 28-34 W8

Recap


Mariners 3, Indians 1: Eric Thames snapped a tie with a two-out, two-run double in the eighth inning as host Seattle capped a three-game sweep of slumping Cleveland.

Michael Saunders belted his fourth homer in as many contests for the Mariners, who have won 10 of their last 11 overall and eight in a row at home.

After striking out in his three previous at-bats, Thames whipped Safeco Field into a frenzy in the eighth inning by depositing an offering from Vinnie Pestano (3-1) into shallow right field. Kyle Seager and John Jaso came around to score to give Seattle a 3-1 lead.

Rookie Stephen Pryor (3-0) was credited with the win after retiring both batters he faced in the top of the eighth inning. Tom Wilhelmsen worked the ninth for his 19th save.

Saunders opened the scoring in the first inning after crushing a 3-2 fastball from starter Zach McAllister into the seats in right-center field. The blast was Saunders' 14th homer of the season.

Former Mariner Casey Kotchman had an RBI infield single and Shin Soo-Choo had a pair of hits and scored a run for the Indians, who have lost 18 of 19 on the road and 21 of 25 overall.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cleveland manager Manny Acta was ejected for arguing after Seager's double in the eighth inning. ... Seattle last won eight in a row at home from June 23-July 1, 2007. ... The season series is tied at four games apiece. ... Cleveland will begin a 10-game homestand on Friday when it starts a three-game set versus the New York Yankees. ... Seattle will open a seven-game road trip when it visits the Chicago White Sox for a three-game series beginning on Friday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Seattle
Zach McAllister Player Hisashi Iwakuma
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 5.2
4 Strikeouts 5
3 Hits 6
1.50 ERA 1.59
Hitting
Cleveland   Seattle
Casey Kotchman Player Kyle Seager
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
1.000 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 8 0 8 .250 21 9 1 6 3 1
Seattle 5 1 10 .172 13 5 3 5 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Seattle will play their next game on the road against Chi. White Sox. The Mariners have a W/L % of .492 after a win and .484 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against NY Yankees. The Indians have a W/L % of .426 after a win and .443 after a loss.