Cleveland rallies past Seattle, spoiling King Felix's gemApr 20, 2012 - 5:58 AM
Hernandez pitched eight innings and gave up just five hits and a walk with 12 strikeouts, but Brandon League (0-1) blew the save in the ninth.
Carlos Santana worked a walk to lead off, Travis Hafner followed with a single and, following a sacrifice bunt, Shelley Duncan walked to load the bases. Hannahan then hit a single to left to score two runs for the final margin.
Chris Perez pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his fourth save of the season.
Josh Tomlin (1-1) also pitched well as he got his first win of the season after giving up just one run on five hits with seven strikeouts over eight innings for the Indians, who have won five of six.
"I was able to work my pitches, I was able to throw my pitches for strikes and not get too cutter happy," said Tomlin. "I think having a good changeup today was key. I definitely feels good to have an outing like that."
John Jaso drove in the lone run of the game for the Mariners, who got two hits and a run scored from Michael Saunders and have lost four of seven.
Santana hit a two-out double in the fourth, but Hernandez got Hafner to ground out and end the frame.
The fifth inning saw Seattle take the lead as Saunders led off with a double, moved to third on Miguel Olivo's sac bunt and came home off a fielder's choice from Jaso.
Hernandez left the bases loaded in the eighth when he struck out Jason Kipnis and Shin-Soo Choo to keep the Indians off the board.
"(Felix) had bases loaded with one out and, Felix does what Felix does, put up a zero on the board and unfortunately I couldn't do the same in the ninth," said League.
Seattle hosts Chicago for three games starting on Friday...Cleveland travels to Oakland for three contests beginning Friday...Hernandez was one strikeout short of his career high.
- CLEVELAND: 2
Apr 20 12:39 AM
- Jack Hannahan singled to left scoring Carlos Santana and pinch-runner Aaron Cunningham. On the play, Shelley Duncan advances to third. Runners on second and third with one out and Jason Donald due up.
Indians 2, Mariners 1 Top 9, 1 OutApr 20 12:25 AM
- John Jaso reached first on a fielder's choice to second scoring Michael Saunders. On the play, Jaso advances to second on Jason Kipnis' throwing error. Runner on second with one out and Brendan Ryan due up.
Indians 0, Mariners 1 Bot 5, 1 OutApr 19 11:24 PM
- CLEVELAND: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
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