Trevor Bauer, Jose Ramirez help Indians hold off Mariners for 6-4 win

AP Sports Writer

SEATTLE (AP) – Trevor Bauer allowed one run while pitching into the seventh inning, slumping Jose Ramirez hit his first homer of the season and the Cleveland Indians held on late for a 6-4 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night.

Indians 6, Mariners 4: Box score

Cleveland rebounded from being swept last weekend by Kansas City thanks to another strong outing from Bauer, a key out from reliever Adam Cimber and a couple of big hits off starter Yusei Kikuchi.

Bauer (2-1) was dominant early, but couldn’t get out of the seventh after a single by Omar Narvaez and a two-out walk to Dee Gordon. Bauer finished his night with eight strikeouts on 112 pitches and watched the seventh get dicey after Tyler Olson walked Mallex Smith on four pitches to load the bases for Mitch Haniger.

Cimber, who went to high school in nearby Puyallup and played college ball at Washington, entered and went to 3-2 on Haniger. After three foul balls, Cimber got Haniger swinging over a sinker and Cleveland escaped the jam.

The strikeout proved huge when Seattle rallied with three runs in the eighth on consecutive homers by Edwin Encarnacion and Narvaez to extend the Mariners’ record streak to 19 games with a long ball to begin the season. Both homers came off reliever Oliver Perez and they cut the Indians’ lead to 5-4. Ryon Healy nearly kept the rally going but Greg Allen made a tremendous diving catch in deep right-center field to end the eighth.

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