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Kendrys Morales and Mike Zunino each homered to continue Seattle's July power surge, Aaron Harang pitched seven strong innings and the Mariners won their season-high seventh straight with a 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
Morales led off the fourth inning with a homer and Zunino did the same in the fifth off Cleveland starter Ubaldo Jimenez, helping Seattle increase its league-leading total to 29 homers in July. The seven-game streak is the longest for Seattle since winning eight straight in August 2012.
Harang (5-8) gave up a solo homer in the first to Nick Swisher, and danced around trouble for his second win in the last three starts. Tom Wilhelmsen survived the ninth for his 22nd save.
Wilhelmsen blew a save in Cleveland earlier this season and gave up a one-out double to Michael Brantley. Carlos Santana grounded out, with Brantley advancing to third before Jason Giambi walked. Wilhelmsen got Lonnie Chisenhall to fly out to right for the final out.
BEST OF MAXIM
One of the most shocking, short-sighted developments to pop up this week (a week full of shocking, short-sighted developments) is that the Seattle Mariners won't be looking to sell leading up to next Wednesday's trade deadline. Now, I can wholly understand the team not wanting to trade young players like Felix Hernandez, Kyle Seager, Nick Franklin, and Mike Zunino...but what...
Too Much Hope?
The Seattle Mariners are on fire right now. Heading into the All-Star break with a three game sweep over the Los Angeles Angels, the Mariners have forwarded their momentum and taken their first four of the second half, improving their record to 47-52 on the year.
They’ve done so with stellar pitching, a potent offense, and young players who are, right now, looking...
For the Seattle Mariners, the Houston Astros have been an unexpected road block this season. Despite the Astros’ residence in last place, Seattle went 4-5 against Houston in the first half of the season, including Houston taking two of the three series. But July has been a different story for the Mariners. Seattle, after earning just one three-game sweep in the first half...
According to Jacob Thorpe of MLB.com, outfielder Michael Morse made a rehab start Monday night as the designated hitter for AAA Tacoma. Outfielder Franklin Gutierrez made his first rehab start Tuesday for Tacoma.
Morse hasn’t played since being placed on the disabled list with a strained right quad June 22nd, retroactive to June 21st.
"We worked him out pretty good...
Haunted by the Draft
Despite some claiming they can, no one can 100% predict the future. If someone could, they would be a very wealthy person and probably the head of a nation. In the world of sports, scouting staffs and management make educated projections, applying analysis through on a number of different attributes and experiences for draft selectees in attempt to develop quality...
SEATTLE—It was just last season that Tribe starter Zach McAllister led the league in unearned runs. Making his first start since June 2, the right-hander received no help defensively again Tuesday night.
Three more errors and lack run support proved more than a recipe for disaster, as the Indians fell one run short to the Seattle Mariners for the second straight night, 4-3.
“It’s getting into late July right now. We can make excuses for a while, but we need some guys to start stepping up right now. We’ve been shooting ourselves in the foot these last two games. You can’t blame the starting pitching. You can’t blame the bullpen. You can’t win many games if you don’t score runs.”
– Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis, as reported...
Early on, every team and every game in baseball is interesting. For the first few weeks of the season, things feel so fresh, and things are so unpredictable, that you’re thirsty for any kind of action. As things progress, teams fall off the radar of interest. Fans start to focus more on the teams that might make the playoffs, and teams in basements continue to play largely un-discussed...
Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.
Trevor Bauer (Columbus SP): 9 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, HR: A really positive performance for Bauer who had struggled of late. In fact, Trevor’s mediocrity had been very concerning...
What’s the Haps for July 22nd? The Cleveland Indians get clever with hotel bookings, the Big XII gets a new logo, the Great Hambino returns, and the Childish Gambino exits. The Links - CLEVELAND INDIANS FAKE HOTEL NAMES THIS WEEKEND IN MINNESOTA No plays on Ron Mexico? Big 12 Unveils New Logo Surprised it isn’t The post The Haps – 7/22: “The Sandlot” Reunion, Donald Glover...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Justin Masterson took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, Michael Brantley hit a bases-loaded triple and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 7-1 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
Masterson (11-7) had faced the minimum through six, allowing only a hit batter, when Brian Dozier led off the seventh with a broken-bat blooper to center field that...
We have watched all season as the Tribe has acted like a volatile stock. They can get hot and win eight of 10 just as quickly as they can lose eight of 10. The schedule coming out of the All-Star break set up nicely. If you have to start on the road, might as well do it against two of the AL’s worst – the Minnesota Twins and the Seattle Mariners.
Over the weekend, the Indians...
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The Cleveland Indians tried to surreptitiously enjoy a hotel stay in Minneapolis this weekend.
San Francisco totally needs a roof on their stadium.
Milwaukee just needs spell check.
Chicago 3, Atlanta 1 – Atlanta is not as good on the road at American League Stadiums, history has proven...