Paxton roughed up, Cleveland tops Seattle

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03 April, 2018

Gordon, an All-Star second baseman before the Mariners acquired him from Miami last offseason and moved him to center field, also made a sliding catch in the third after racing to deep left-center on a drive by Jason Kipnis.

The Indians doubled their lead when designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion led off the fourth inning with a solo home run.

Cruz twisted his ankle Saturday after a two-run home run when he was heading from the dugout to the batting cage and he slipped on the bottom step.

"I spent the postseason not knowing I could pull off that first hit". Olson, from Spokane, Wash. and a former Mariner draft pick, relieved Otero with one out in the seventh.

It was just the third major league start for Marjama, who also got hit on the back of his catching hand by a swing from Cleveland's Edwin Encarnacion early in the game and stayed in.

The Indians led 2-0 after four innings. And Cruz at 37 already has two homers, the second of which he clobbered on a pitch below his knees.

The Seattle Mariners have placed catcher Mike Zunino on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.

Leake (1-0) gave up two runs and five hits.

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Zunino's wasn't even the most odd of Mariners injuries in the past week.

GEE, DEE: Maybe that career bio that says Dee Gordon had never played center field before this season was the real April Fool's joke.

The bullpen was solid in the two victories and even better in the 6-5 defeat on Saturday, when it gave the team a chance to win by holding Cleveland scoreless over the final five innings.

If he keeps making plays like this, he may earn some more playing time.

I always get concerned about players when they hit their mid-30s, and Robinson Cano is right there at 35. Who didn't love the side-by-side comparisons of Gordon with Ken Griffey Jr., two home-run swings and bat drops that looked identical, though we know that Gordon's not technically a power hitter.

Encarnacion cut the lead to one with his second homer in the eighth, a two-run shot. Gordon bunted Frietas to third, which is when things got interesting.

Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer allowed two runs and five hits in five innings, striking out seven and walking three. Seager and Segura had two hits apiece.


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