Seattle, WA — Scott Kazmir pitched his best start of the season, allowing one hit over eight innings and Michael Bourn launched the first grand slam of his career as the Cleveland Indians beat the Seattle Mariners 10-1 in the finale of a three-game series at Safeco Field.
The Indians win ended the Mariners' eight-game win streak, their longest since August 2012. They were going for their first nine-game streak since the 2003 season.
The only hit Kazmir (6-4, 3.96) surrendered was a leadoff single to center by Justin Smoak in the fifth inning. Kazmir allowed just one unearned run while striking out seven. Vinnie Pestano worked around a hit and two walks in the ninth to finish the game.
The win was the second for the Indians in their first six games following the All-Star break. The Tribe defense continued to struggle, making two errors. The team had previously squandered games due to costly errors, but the Cleveland bats made sure the visiting team came out on top.
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