Seattle Mariners vs. Cleveland Indians

SEA
6
CLE
5
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
SEA 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 11 0
CLE 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 11 0

Home Runs: SEA - Dustin Ackley (5) , Mike Zunino (17)
CLE - Jason Kipnis (6)


Game Information
Location: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Attendance: 16,336

CLEVELAND (AP) The Seattle Mariners received good news on all fronts Thursday.

Several hours after making two trades to help their run at an AL wild-card spot, the Mariners rallied for a 6-5 win over the Cleveland Indians on Mike Zunino's two-run homer in the eighth inning.

The win, along with the acquisitions of outfielders Austin Jackson and Chris Denorfia, resulted in a lot of smiles in the Mariners' clubhouse.

"We've played well all year," said Dustin Ackley, who hit a two-run homer in the third. "We've put ourselves in a position to be in it at the end and to add a couple of good players will be big for us."

Bryan Shaw (4-3) walked Kyle Seager to start the inning before Zunino, who also homered in Tuesday's win, hit a 2-0 pitch into the left-field bleachers for his 17th home run.

"There's a nice little porch over there in left," Zunino said. "Just enough to get them over, that's all I'm trying to do."

Joe Beimel (3-1) pitched one-third of an inning while Fernando Rodney worked the ninth for his AL-leading 30th save.

The Mariners bounced back from a 2-0 loss on Wednesday in which they were held to three hits by Corey Kluber.

"The guy last night had Cy Young stuff," said Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon. "Sometimes it's not the hitters. Tonight we had some pitches over the plate and we took advantage of them."

McClendon was confident there would be no carry over to Thursday's game.

"We've been doing that all year," he said. "We've been knocked down time and time again and we keep getting up."

Carlos Santana drove in two runs for Cleveland, including a go-ahead RBI single in the seventh that broke a 4-all tie.

Ackley had a two-run homer for the Mariners while Jason Kipnis hit a two-run shot for the Indians. Both home runs came in the third when the teams exchanged three-run rallies.

Ackley's homer was his first since May 11, a span of 234 plate appearances and gave Seattle a 3-1 lead. Robinson Cano hit his 400th career double in the third, and it scored a run.

Indians starter Zach McAllister, who hasn't won since April 21, didn't get through the fourth. He allowed four runs and eight hits in 3 1-3 innings.

Chris Young allowed four runs in 5 1-3 innings for Seattle.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: Right-hander Danny Farquhar was struck by a line drive in the right biceps off the bat of Chisenhall in the seventh. He fielded the ball and threw Chisenhall out, but was removed. McClendon said after the game he thought Farquhar was uninjured.

Indians: Left fielder Chris Dickerson (sore left knee) exited in the top of the third inning and is listed as day to day. Dickerson twisted his leg in the second while misplaying Kendrys Morales' double. He was replaced by Mike Aviles.

ON DECK

Seattle left-hander Roenis Elias (8-8) faces Orioles lefty Wei-Yin Chen (11-3) in the opener of a three-game series Friday in Baltimore. Elias' most recent start also came against the Orioles on July 27, taking a no-decision.

Cleveland continues its eight-game homestand Friday when right-hander Danny Salazar (3-4) takes on Rangers right-hander Jerome Williams (2-4). Salazar has won both of his starts since returning to the majors on July 22.

DEALING

Seattle, which trails Toronto by three games for the AL's second wild-card spot, made two moves to boost the league's lowest-scoring offense. The Mariners acquired outfielder Denorfia from San Diego and then picked up Jackson from Detroit in a three-team trade that also involved Tampa Bay. Both are expected to join the team Friday in Baltimore.

Cleveland traded shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera to Washington. The deal came a day after the Indians traded opening day starter Justin Masterson to St. Louis.

HELP AT THE TOP

McClendon is familiar with Jackson after being Detroit's hitting coach for eight years. He said Jackson will bat leadoff. "Offensively, look at his numbers," the manager said. "He's good on top of the order, he steals bases, and he's a veteran hitter. His teammates will love him." Jackson is batting .270 with nine stolen bases.

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Pitcher Matchup
Joe Beimel
Innings Pitched:0.1 (Win)
H 0, R 0, 1.34 ERA
Bryan Shaw
(Loss) Innings Pitched:0.2
H 1, R 2, 2.94 ERA

Fernando Rodney
Innings Pitched:1  (Save)
H 1, R 0, 2.06 ERA
 

Cleveland batters
Player POS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jason Kipnis 2B 5 2 2 2 0 1 0 .243
Jose Ramirez SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .188
Michael Brantley LF 3 1 2 1 2 1 0 .316
Carlos Santana 1B 4 0 2 2 0 0 1 .234
Lonnie Chisenhall 3B 5 0 0 0 0 2 2 .307
Nick Swisher 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .212
David Murphy RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 3 .251
Yan Gomes C 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .281
Chris Dickerson RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300
Mike Aviles 3B 3 1 0 0 1 0 3 .257

Seattle batters
Player POS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Dustin Ackley LF 4 1 1 2 1 1 1 .253
Chris Taylor SS 5 1 2 0 0 2 2 .353
Robinson Cano 2B 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 .328
Kendrys Morales 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .216
Kyle Seager 3B 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 .281
Mike Zunino C 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .212
Logan Morrison 1B 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 .207
Corey Hart RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .207
James Jones CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258
Endy Chavez RF 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 .261

Cleveland pitchers
Player IP H R ER BB SO PC-ST ERA
Zach McAllister 3.1 8 4 4 0 0 64-46 5.91
Nick Hagadone 1.1 1 0 0 1 1 28-18 2.45
Marc Rzepczynski 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 23-13 3.38
Scott Atchison 1 1 0 0 0 2 16-11 2.87
Cody Allen 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 11-7 1.97
Kyle Crockett 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 9-7 1.50
Bryan Shaw 0.2 1 2 2 1 1 14-7 2.94

Seattle pitchers
Player IP H R ER BB SO PC-ST ERA
Chris Young 5.1 7 4 4 2 1 100-65 3.19
Brandon Maurer 1 0 0 0 0 1 14-9 5.11
Fernando Rodney 1 1 0 0 0 2 15-12 2.06
Dominic Leone 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 12-8 2.27
Joe Beimel 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 7-3 1.34
Danny Farquhar 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 6-5 2.68
Charlie Furbush 0.1 1 1 1 1 0 12-5 4.06