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Josh Tomlin Holds Mariners To One Hit In Indians Win


The recent warming streak the Seattle Mariners offense has enjoyed was put back on ice Saturday night as yet another pitcher with a .500 record or worse, looked like a Cy Young candidate against this streaky club.

A Kyle Seager single in the 5th was the only thing that stood in the way of perfection as Josh Tomlin pitched a complete game one-hit shutout of the Mariners, 5-0.

Roenis Elias struggled at times, allowing five runs in six innings of work, throwing 100 pitches. But the story tonight was Tomlin, who needed 111 pitches for the complete game, striking out 11.

The hottest bat on the club is that of Seager, who is batting .600 in this current homestand. So it figures that he would be the one with the hit. Seager was 4-for-6 against Tomlin coming into the game.

Despite the recent offensive success, the coldest bat on the team may be that of Robinson Cano. Cano turned in another 0-for-3 day, making that three games in a row without a hit. His average has dropped from .337 to .316 in the last week – 3-for-27 (.111).

The bullpen continued to hold serve as Dominic Leone, Brandon Maurer and Tom Wilhelmsen each pitched a scoreless inning with only Leone giving up a hit. The bullpen posts the best ERA in the AL at 2.63 as we hit the halfway point in the season.

Felix Hernandez takes the mound today as the Mariners seek to claim the series win.

BOX SCORE

Batting

Cleveland

 
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Michael BournCF 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .277
Asdrubal CabreraSS 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .248
Michael BrantleyLF 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .321
Carlos SantanaDH 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 .209
Jason Kipnis2B 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .254
Yan GomesC 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 .267
Nick Swisher1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .195
Ryan RaburnRF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .203
Mike Avilés3B 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265
Totals 31 5 7 5 1 2 6 0 4
Batting
2B – M Bourn (8, R Elias); A Cabrera (19, R Elias); C Santana (11, R Elias)
HR – Y Gomes (9, 6th inning off R Elias 0 on, 2 Out)
SF – A Cabrera
RBI – M Bourn (20), A Cabrera (33), M Brantley (53), C Santana (32), Y Gomes (28)
2-out RBI – Y Gomes
GIDP – Y Gomes
Team LOB – 2
Running
CS – M Aviles (3, 2nd base by D Leone/M Zunino)
Fielding
E – Y Gomes (10, field)

Seattle

 
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Endy ChávezDH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264
James JonesCF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .275
Robinson Canó2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .317
Kyle Seager3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .274
Logan Morrison1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .231
Mike ZuninoC 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 .224
Michael SaundersRF 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 .266
Dustin AckleyLF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218
Brad MillerSS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .207
Totals 28 0 1 0 0 0 11 0 3
Batting
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – M Saunders 1
Team LOB – 1
Fielding
DP – 1 (R Elias-R Cano-L Morrison)
Pitching

Cleveland

 
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Josh Tomlin(W, 5-5) 9.0 1 0 0 0 11 0 1.10 3.78

Seattle

 
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Roenis Elías(L, 7-6) 6.0 6 5 5 2 2 1 1.19 3.96
Dominic Leone 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.18 2.18
Brandon Maurer 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.64 6.88
Tom Wilhelmsen 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.17 2.57
WP – J Tomlin
BALK – R Elias
Pitches-strikes – J Tomlin 111-77; R Elias 100-58; D Leone 12-8; B Maurer 12-9; T Wilhelmsen 13-11
Ground balls-fly balls – J Tomlin 5-6; R Elias 11-5; D Leone 1-0; B Maurer 0-1; T Wilhelmsen 2-0
Batters faced – J Tomlin 28; R Elias 25; D Leone 3; B Maurer 3; T Wilhelmsen 3
Game Details
Game Time: 2:24.
Umpires: HP–Marvin Hudson. 1B–Brian O’Nora. 2B–Adam Hamari. 3B–Doug Eddings.
Weather: 67 degrees, Partly Cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to Center.
Attendance: 23,012.

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