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Bruce's grand slam powers Mariners over Indians
Seattle Mariners at Cleveland Indians
- The Mariners have lost four straight games by 14, 13, 1 and 11 runs. They are the first team to lose four straight games with at least three coming by more than 10 runs since the 1890 Philadelphia Athletics, an American Association team in its final week of existence.
- The Indians split a two-game series with the Marlins this week. Cleveland has held opponents to four runs or fewer in eight straight games, tied for the second-longest such streak by any team this season (Pirates, 10 straight).
- Cleveland swept Seattle in a three-game set from April 15-17, holding the Mariners to a combined six runs in the series. The Mariners won three of four in Cleveland last season as they outscored the Indians, 8.0-4.5, on average.
- Mitch Haniger has just one hit in his last 22 at-bats dating back to April 23. Haniger has slashed .341/.431/.727 in 12 games against the Indians in his career, with six RBI and eight extra-base hits.
- Carlos Santana has homered in three straight games, hitting .462 with just one strikeout. It is the fourth time in his career he has hit a home run in three straight games -- he has never extended his streak to four games.
- Shane Bieber lasted six innings in his first career start against the Mariners on April 16, allowing one run and four hits in a 4-2 Indians win. Bieber's .182 opponent batting average ranks eighth in MLB among qualifying pitchers this season.
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Jay Bruce hit a grand slam in the first inning and Erik Swanson pitched six scoreless innings of one-hit ball for his first major league victory as the Seattle Mariners defeated the host Cleveland Indians 10-0 Sunday afternoon.
Mitch Haniger and Edwin Encarnacion also homered for the Mariners, who snapped a six-game losing streak during which they had been outscored 53-12.
Swanson (1-3), a right-hander acquired in the offseason from the New York Yankees as part of the trade for left-hander James Paxton, allowed only three baserunners through the first five innings, all via walks. The only hit Swanson allowed was a two-out double in the sixth by Jose Ramirez. Swanson struck out three.
Indians right-hander Cody Anderson (0-1), inserted into the starting rotation when ace Corey Kluber suffered a broken bone in his right arm when hit by a line drive last week, didn't make it through the first inning.
With one out in the first, Anderson walked Haniger and Daniel Vogelbach. Encarnacion then lined a single to left to load the bases. Bruce hit a 2-2 pitch over the wall in right-center field for his team-leading 11th home run of the season.
Anderson allowed four runs on two hits in two-thirds of an inning, with three walks and one strikeout.
Haniger hit a solo homer to left-center field off reliever Jon Edwards in the second inning to make it 5-0.
The Mariners scored three more times in the fourth. Braden Bishop led off with a single off Tyler Olson and moved to second on a groundout. The Indians then intentionally walked Haniger to put runners at first and second. Vogelbach lined a single to right to score Bishop, but Haniger was thrown out at third on the play. Encarnacion, who spent the previous two seasons with the Indians, greeted right-hander Dan Otero with a two-run homer to left field.
The Mariners capped the scoring in the fifth as Omar Narvaez and Dylan Moore hit back-to-back doubles with one out, with Narvaez being held at third on the latter. Bishop then lined a two-run single to right.
Mariners right-handers Brandon Brennan and Mike Wright and left-hander Zac Rosscup each pitched a scoreless inning of relief to complete the two-hit shutout.
--Field Level Media
--Field Level Media
Updated May 5, 2019