SEATTLE—In a city known for their lack of sleep, Indians bats remained in a deep snooze Monday night at Safeco Field.
More offensive woes continued, as the red hot Seattle Mariners squeezed by the Tribe, 2-1 to win their seventh straight and the first of the three-game series.
The loss slides Cleveland (52-45) 2 1/2 games in back of the first place Detroit Tigers in the A.L. Central standings, now having dropped three of four to start the second half of the season.
Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez (7-5, 4.49 ERA) danced in and around trouble throughout the ballgame Monday, giving up five hits and four walks through 5 2/3 innings. Despite a high 110 pitch count, Jimenez surrendered just two earned runs and struck out six.
Like a few of his teammates of late, he was unable to get any run support on offense as the Indians could not figure out Mariners right-hander Aaron Harang (5-8, 5.06 ERA). The 35-year old limited Cleveland to just one run on four hits in seven innings, after serving up ...