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Box > Cleveland 6, Seattle 1
Tribe takes down Mariners
The Indians built a lead in the first inning, and then rode those runs and the solid pitching of C.C. Sabathia to a convincing win over the Mariners, snapping their three-game losing streak in front of 43,207 at Safeco Field.
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C.C. Sabathia pitched seven strong innings to help snap the Tribe's losing streak. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)
Right-hander Gil Meche surrendered five runs in the first inning. He pitched four consecutive shutout innings afterwards, but the gap was too much for the Mariners to overcome as they dropped the first of three to the Indians.
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CLE
Cleveland (8-13)
Lost 3
Cleveland 6, Seattle 1   SEA
Seattle (11-11)
Won 1
April 22, 2005
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Cleveland
5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   6 9 0
Seattle
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 6 1
Standings through 4/22/05  |  Gameday  |  Indians Stats  |  Mariners Stats
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Crisp, LF5120003.270
Cora, SS5121024.297
Martinez, C5010006.220
Hafner, DH5111033.288
Blake, RF3111200.250
Broussard, 1B4000004.208
Belliard, 2B3113112.269
Hernandez, 3B3000101.276
Sizemore, CF2110200.232
Totals356966623 

BATTING
2B: Martinez (3, Meche).
HR: Belliard (4, 1st inning off Meche, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Crisp 2; Cora 2; Martinez 2; Hafner; Blake; Belliard 4; Sizemore.
RBI: Hafner (6), Blake (6), Belliard 3 (10), Cora (2).
2-out RBI: Belliard 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hafner; Belliard; Cora.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Blake (3, 2nd base by Meche/Olivo).

FIELDING
DP: (Belliard-Broussard).

 
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, RF4000000.353
Winn, LF4010000.300
Beltre, 3B3000111.242
Sexson, 1B4000012.200
Boone, 2B4120010.292
Ibanez, DH3020101.279
Bloomquist, CF3011002.250
Olivo, C3000013.143
Valdez, SS3000012.231
Totals311612511 

BATTING
2B: Winn (5, Sabathia), Bloomquist (1, Sabathia).
TB: Winn 2; Boone 2; Ibanez 2; Bloomquist 2.
RBI: Bloomquist (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Valdez; Sexson; Olivo.
SF: Bloomquist.
GIDP: Ibanez.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ibanez (2, 2nd base off Sabathia/Martinez).

FIELDING
E: Bloomquist (2, missed catch).
Outfield assists: Bloomquist (Crisp at 2nd base).
DP: (Bloomquist-Boone).

 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sabathia (W, 1-0)7.05112501.42
Riske 2.01000000.00
 
SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Meche (L, 1-1)5.07554316.86
Mateo 2.01111101.12
Nelson 1.01001203.60
Putz 1.00000000.00

Pitches-strikes: Sabathia 97-58, Riske 27-18, Meche 99-59, Mateo 31-22, Nelson 21-13, Putz 9-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Sabathia 11-5, Riske 3-3, Meche 4-7, Mateo 0-5, Nelson 0-1, Putz 2-1.
Batters faced: Sabathia 27, Riske 7, Meche 25, Mateo 8, Nelson 5, Putz 3.
Umpires: HP: Tony Randazzo. 1B: Ed Montague. 2B: Jerry Layne. 3B: Paul Emmel.
Weather: 74 degrees, clear.
Wind: 4 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:39.
Att: 43,207.

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