American League Game Summary - Seattle at Cleveland|
(Monday, May 20th)
Final Score: Cleveland 10, Seattle 8 (10 innings)
Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - The Cleveland Indians walked off in more
dramatic fashion this time.
Yan Gomes' game-winning three-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning
lifted the Tribe to a 10-8 win and a four-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners.
The Indians, who tallied walk-off wins in the first two games of this set,
rallied in the home ninth after Seattle plated a run in the top half of the
inning to send the game into extras. After the Mariners pushed another run
across to go ahead in the 10th, the Tribe roared back again.
Charlie Furbush (0-3) allowed a leadoff single to Michael Brantley before
first baseman Justin Smoak was unable to hang onto Furbush's throw on Drew
Stubbs' sacrifice bunt attempt.
The count was full before Gomes belted a fastball just over the wall in left
field for his second homer of the game, giving Cleveland its fifth straight
victory and 18th in its last 22.
"They're probably the hottest team in baseball and things are going their
way," Seattle manager Eric Wedge said.
Kyle Seager, Endy Chavez and Smoak cracked solo shots in the eighth, ninth
and 10th innings for Seattle, which has dropped six of its last nine contests.
"You don't look up very often and see your opponent score three straight
innings and you win," Indians manager Terry Francona said.
The M's got a game-tying homer in the eighth when Seager ripped a solo shot to
right and the pinch-hitter Chavez put them ahead in the ninth when he led off
the frame with a blast that just crept over the wall in right center to give
Seattle a 7-6 advantage.
Cleveland put runners on first and second with two outs against Tom Wilhelmsen
before Carlos Santana grounded one to first. Smoak made a diving stab, but
Wilhelmsen, covering first on the play, was unable to handle the throw and the
tying run scored from second to make it 7-7.
Smoak wrapped a two-out solo shot around the right field foul pole against Joe
Smith (2-0) to vault Seattle to an 8-7 cushion in the 10th.
Earlier, Kendrys Morales banged a two-out RBI double off the wall in left and
Michael Morse brought him home with a single in the opening frame to give
Seattle a 2-0 lead, but the Tribe roared back with four two-out runs in the
Ryan Raburn drilled a three-run shot deep into the seats in left and Gomes
followed by mashing a fastball over the heart of the plate onto the concourse
in left for a 4-2 Indians lead.
Morales had an RBI single and with runners on the corners and one away, Morse
grounded into a double play to plate another run and knot the tilt at 4-4 in
the top of the third.
Brantley's run-scoring single through the hole on the right side in the bottom
half put the Tribe back on top, but Seattle got the run back in the fourth on
Brendan Ryan's RBI groundout.
Cabrera's RBI groundout in the seventh made it 6-5 in favor of Cleveland.
Cleveland last recorded a four-game sweep over Seattle in 1981 ... Indians
starter Scott Kazmir allowed five runs on seven hits and two walks in three
innings, while Seattle starter Hisashi Iwakuma surrendered five runs on seven
hits and three walks over six frames.
05/20 21:13:20 ET