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Sweep adventure
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Mariners 6, Indians 4
Ryan Rowland-Smith's Mariners have won seven of their last nine. (Mark Duncan/AP)
Adrian Beltre homered twice, and the Mariners scored five runs in the fifth inning before fending off Indians threats in the eighth and ninth innings to complete the three-game sweep. Ryan Rowland-Smith allowed one earned run to claim his second win as a starter.
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Series at a glance:
SEA
Seattle (53-83)
Won 3
Seattle 6, Cleveland 4   CLE
Cleveland (65-70)
Lost 3
August 31, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Seattle
0 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0   6 7 2
Cleveland
0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0   4 9 2
Standings thru 8/31/08  |  Recap: SEA | CLE  |  Gameday  |  Mariners stats  |  Indians stats
Seattle AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Suzuki, I, RF 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 .313
Betancourt, Y, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .265
Ibanez, LF 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 .305
Beltre, A, 3B 4 2 3 3 0 1 1 .256
Lopez, Jo, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 .295
Balentien, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .193
Johjima, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .208
Clement, DH 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 .227
Cairo, 1B 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .250
Totals 34 6 7 5 2 9 7  

BATTING
2B: Cairo (11, Jackson, Z).
HR: Beltre, A 2 (23, 2nd inning off Jackson, Z, 0 on, 0 out; 5th inning off Jackson, Z, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Ibanez; Beltre, A 9; Suzuki, I; Cairo 3.
RBI: Beltre, A 3 (69), Suzuki, I (39), Ibanez (94).
2-out RBI: Ibanez; Beltre, A 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Betancourt, Y.
Team RISP: 2-for-5.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Beltre, A (14, fielding), Lopez, Jo (12, throw).
DP: (Corcoran-Betancourt, Y-Lopez, Jo-Cairo).

 
Cleveland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sizemore, G, CF 4 0 1 0 1 0 3 .272
Carroll, 2B 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 .272
Martinez, V, 1B 5 0 1 0 0 2 6 .275
Peralta, SS 3 1 1 0 2 0 1 .278
  1-Cabrera, A, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .215
Garko, DH 4 1 0 0 1 0 4 .254
Choo, LF 4 1 2 1 0 1 0 .276
Gutierrez, F, RF 4 1 0 1 0 0 1 .234
Shoppach, C 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .264
Marte, An, 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 .207
Totals 35 4 9 3 6 3 18  

1-Ran for Peralta in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Martinez, V (12, Rowland-Smith), Shoppach (22, Rowland-Smith).
HR: Choo (9, 2nd inning off Rowland-Smith, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Peralta; Marte, An; Choo 5; Carroll; Martinez, V 2; Shoppach 3; Sizemore, G.
RBI: Choo (42), Marte, An (12), Gutierrez, F (35).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Peralta; Sizemore, G; Martinez, V 2; Marte, An.
GIDP: Garko.
Team RISP: 2-for-12.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
CS: Sizemore, G (4, 3rd base by Rowland-Smith/Johjima).

FIELDING
E: Jackson, Z (1, throw), Martinez, V (2, pickoff).

 
Seattle IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Rowland-Smith (W, 4-2) 6.1 7 2 1 1 2 1 3.56
Woods (H, 1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.94
Messenger (H, 1) 0.1 2 2 2 2 0 0 7.71
Batista (H, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.13
Corcoran (S, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 3 1 0 3.17
 
Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jackson, Z (L, 0-1) 5.0 7 6 6 1 5 2 6.00
Kobayashi 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.27
Rincon 2.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 5.87
Perez, R 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.38

Messenger pitched to 3 batters in the 8th.

Game Scores: Rowland-Smith , Jackson, Z .
HBP: Clement (by Jackson, Z).
Pitches-strikes: Rowland-Smith 112-69, Woods 2-2, Messenger 21-8, Batista 8-4, Corcoran 23-8, Jackson, Z 101-62, Kobayashi 8-6, Rincon 26-16, Perez, R 13-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Rowland-Smith 9-5, Woods 1-0, Messenger 0-1, Batista 2-1, Corcoran 1-0, Jackson, Z 6-2, Kobayashi 2-0, Rincon 1-3, Perez, R 1-0.
Batters faced: Rowland-Smith 27, Woods 1, Messenger 5, Batista 3, Corcoran 5, Jackson, Z 24, Kobayashi 3, Rincon 7, Perez, R 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Woods 2-0, Messenger 2-0, Batista 3-2.
Umpires: HP: Tim Timmons. 1B: Gary Cederstrom. 2B: Fieldin Culbreth. 3B: Jim Reynolds.
Weather: 78 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 5 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:06.
Att: 35,376.
Venue: Progressive Field.
August 31, 2008
August 31, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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