Indians fall to Seattle Mariners 5-1

6:49 PM, Feb 27, 2013   |    comments
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The Indians fell to the Seattle Mariners 5-1 today in Surprise, as Cleveland moved to 5-2-0 in Cactus League play this spring.

Catcher Yan Gomes had the standout offensive performance of the day for the Tribe, going 2-for-2 with a double. Gomes has hit safely in each of his last 4 plate appearances (single, 2 doubles, HR) to raise his spring average to .571 (4-7) with 5 RBI, one shy of the team lead.

Jesus Aguilar drove in the Indians lone run with an eighth-inning sacrifice fly. On the mound, starter Brett Myers became the first Cleveland pitcher to work 3.0 innings this spring, holding Seattle to a single run (3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R-ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 1 HR).

Relievers Rich Hill, Cody Allen, Nick Hagadone and Matt Langwell each chipped in 1.0 scoreless frame each out of the Tribe 'pen.

Carlos Peguero carried the Mariners offense, going 2-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs in the third and fourth frames. Cleveland will travel to Surprise Stadium tomorrow for a 3:05PM ET first pitch against the Texas Rangers, as RHP Zach McAllister is set to take the bump opposite LHP Derek Holland.


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