The Indians headed into Seattle having won eight of their last nine games. They headed to the West Coast to face off with the Mariners. The Tribe joined the rest of MLB in honoring Armed Forces Day this series. The players wore camouflage hats along with “stars and stripes” patches.
Game One Cleveland 4 Seattle 2
The first game of the series gave the Tribe their only win in Seattle. Zach Plesac took the bump and carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning. Mariners’ J.P. Crawford hit a single into Center Field to break up the no-no. Plesac went on to give up a two-run homer, but the bullpen held Seattle to give him the win. The Tribe’s offense was sparked my Jose Ramirez’s 11th home run of the season. With that shot Ramirez led the American League in home runs and sat at second place in the entire league.
Game Two Cleveland 3 Seattle 7
The Indians ended their four-game win streak on Friday night. Aaron Civale lost his first game this season. Seattle rookie Jarred Kelenic had his first major league hit as a home run off Civale. Kelenic went on to double in the seventh inning. Josh Naylor and Jordan Luplow led the offense for Cleveland. The duo had three hits apiece. It wasn’t enough to push the Tribe ahead of the Mariners.
Game Three Cleveland 3 Seattle 7
The young Triston McKenzie took the hill for Cleveland on Saturday. McKenzie gave up a home run early to give Seattle a one run lead. The Mariners’ offense didn’t let up behind starting pitcher Justus Sheffield. Dylan Moore added a three-run shot to break the game open in the fourth inning. Sheffield was the Indians first-round draft pick in 2014. The Tribe traded Sheffield to the Yankees in 2016 in a deal that included reliever Andrew Miller. Seattle’s rookie Kelenic cooled off Saturday going 0 for 5. Cleveland’s bats couldn’t get it done despite Jose Ramirez hitting three doubles.
Game Four Cleveland 2 Seattle 3
The Tribe’s Ace, Shane Bieber, pitched his shortest outing of the season only going 4 2/3 innings. Bieber saw his record strikeout streak end. He had sat down at least eight batters in 20 straight games. Bieber fell short with seven strikeouts. It was a bullpen day for Seattle, and they kept Cleveland’s bats in check. The Tribe was only able to score twice in the sixth but ended the rally hitting into a double play.
The Indians will stay out West as they’re set to play the Los Angeles Angels on Monday.
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