SEATTLE — (AP) Prized prospect Jarred Kelenic made his first major league hit memorable with a two-run homer and later added a pair of doubles, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 7-3 win over the Cleveland Indians.
After going hitless in his big league debut, Kelenic brought the Seattle crowd to its feet with his first career long ball in the third inning. Kelenic added a pair of hustling doubles in the fifth and seventh, the second scoring Sam Haggerty to give Seattle (19-20) a 5-1 lead. Mitch Haniger followed with a two-run homer off reliever Phil Maton.
Chris Flexen pitched 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball to earn the win. Cleveland's Aaron Civale went 6 2/3, but allowed five runs to pick up his first loss of the season (5-1).
The Tribe (21-15) threatened at times, but the offense struggled to get runners in. Josh Naylor did sock a two-run home run in the ninth inning, but by then the game was well out of reach.
The loss snaps the Indians' four-game winning streak, and puts them 1 1/2 games behind the Chicago White Sox for first place in the American League Central division. Cleveland will look to rebound Saturday night at T-Mobile Park, with Triston McKenzie (1-1, 4.94 ERA) set to duel against former Tribe prospect Justus Sheffield (2-3, 4.91).
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