Box Score: Indians 9, Mariners 3

The Indians jumped on Felix Hernandez and gave Ubaldo all the cushion he could want. In his shortest outing of the season, the Tribe tallied 10 hits and 8 runs (6 earned) off Seattle’s ace.


D. Ackley 2b423210000.262
M. Saunders cf302001110.237
I. Suzuki rf400100004.288
J. Montero c400000202.248
K. Seager dh401000001.274
J. Smoak 1b400000101.201
A. Liddi 3b-lf300000200.279
C. Figgins lf-3b300000000.182
B. Ryan ss210001000.137
HR – D Ackley (3, 3rd inning off U Jimenez 1 on, 0 Out).
RBI – D Ackley 2 (12), I Suzuki (14).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – I Suzuki 1, K Seager 1.
GIDP – J Smoak.
Team LOB – 3.
 Base Running
SB – M Saunders (5, 2nd base off U Jimenez/C Santana).
E – J Montero (1, field); C Figgins (1, field).
Outfield assists – M Saunders.
PB – J Montero.
DP – 1 (D Ackley-B Ryan-J Smoak).


S. Choo rf523000102.261
J. Kipnis 2b522100103.275
A. Cabrera ss412000002.325
T. Hafner dh522310004.259
C. Santana c321101110.262
    L. Marson c100000000.077
M. Brantley cf302101102.276
    A. Cunningham cf100000000.213
J. Damon lf301002000.160
C. Kotchman 1b300001204.196
J. Lopez 3b301001101.212
2B – S Choo (9, H Iwakuma); J Kipnis (4, F Hernandez); T Hafner (6, F Hernandez); C Santana (7, F Hernandez); M Brantley (13, F Hernandez).
HR – T Hafner (5, 6th inning off H Iwakuma 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI – J Kipnis (23), T Hafner 3 (19), C Santana (21), M Brantley (14).
2-out RBI – T Hafner, C Santana, M Brantley.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – A Cabrera 2, T Hafner 2, C Kotchman 1.
GIDP – C Kotchman.
Team LOB – 10.
 Base Running
SB – C Santana (2, 2nd base off F Hernandez/J Montero).
DP – 2 (C Kotchman-A Cabrera, J Kipnis-A Cabrera-C Kotchman).
F. Hernandez (L, 3-3)3.210863301.203.02
S. Kelley0.11000001.315.06
H. Iwakuma4.03113411.255.25
U. Jimenez (W, 4-3)6.05332411.705.09
J. Accardo1.00000100.000.00
T. Sipp1.00000101.666.39
J. Asencio1.01000001.144.71
WP – F Hernandez, U Jimenez.
HBP – A Cabrera (by F Hernandez).
Pitches-strikes – F Hernandez 104-60; S Kelley 3-2; H Iwakuma 65-38; U Jimenez 107-69; J Accardo 11-7; T Sipp 21-14; J Asencio 7-4.
Ground balls-fly balls – F Hernandez 10-3; S Kelley 0-1; H Iwakuma 6-3; U Jimenez 10-6; J Accardo 1-1; T Sipp 1-1; J Asencio 1-1.
Batters faced – F Hernandez 24; S Kelley 1; H Iwakuma 18; U Jimenez 24; J Accardo 3; T Sipp 3; J Asencio 3.


  • Kildawg

    Good start for Jimenez, hope he keeps up the quality of starts. First two hitters had ground balls that found holes and Ichiro is one of the toughest outs in the game. I’ll take six innings from Ubaldo anytime, he just needs to reduce pitches per inning to go longer. 

  • mgbode

    when the hitting is going good, we have a heck of a team.  Choo likes that leadoff spot.

  • oribiasi

    Do you think Choo has the speed necessary to hit lead off?  I wonder who are fastest current roster player is…wasn’t it Ezequial Carrera last year?

  • BIKI024

    another good night for Brantley, while his OBP is pedestrian due to his extremely low walk rate, he has been hitting .330 the past 3 weeks, bringing his BA up to .275.   

  • AlexMathews

    That’s true…our hitting looks really good at times, because we have the most dominant right-handed hitting lineup in the majors. I still think any time the Tribe faces a formidable lefty, the bats have the potential to look really lost.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    He does… Choo may look squat, but he’s one of the fastest players on the team.  And even better than that, he gets on base a lot.

  • mgbode

    yep, with Grady’s injuries, Choo very well could be the fastest player on our team.  especially on the basepaths.

  • mgbode

    no doubt.  but, there are more RHP than LHP in MLB.  we have to get to the playoffs first, but if we get there, it’ll depend on matchups. 

    I would love to ‘worry’ about it then :)