Mariners Vs. Indians: Settle Makes It 8 Straight, Sweeps Cleveland Out Of Town

The Mariners keep rolling at Safeco Field. The hottest team in baseball claimed another win on Wednesday.

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Mariners Vs. Indians Final Score: Seattle Picks Up Eighth Straight Win, 3-1

The Seattle Mariners have no intention of slowing down. They completed a sweep of the Cleveland Indians at Safeco Field on Wednesday afternoon. The 3-1 win was their eighth straight victory.

Michael Saunders hit his 14th home run of the year in the bottom of the first inning to get the scoring started. In the sixth inning, starter Hisashi Iwakuma gave up a two-out single to Casey Kotchman that tied the game, 1-1.

In the bottom of the eighth, Kyle Seager drove a one-out pitch to right field and took second, stretching a key hit into a double in a close play that got Indians manager Manny Acta tossed from the game. John Jaso was intentionally walked and Jesus Montero struck out, but Eric Thames one again got to be the hero, banging a two-out double into right field to drive in both runs and give the Mariners the 3-1 lead. Thames has been 11-for-27 over the last nine games at Safeco Field.

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Mariners Vs. Indians Final Score: King Felix Perfect Enough For Seattle In 5-1 Win

On Tuesday night, the fans at Safeco Field decked themselves out in royal yellow in celebration and support of their king, Felix Hernandez. Although a chance at another perfect game was ruined as Jason Kipnis led off the affair with a double, in all respects this was Felix's night. In the end, he notched another fantastic start against the Cleveland Indians for his 12th win of the season by a final score of 5-1.

Both Hernandez and his opponent, Roberto Hernandez, held the game scoreless until the bottom of the fifth inning, when Eric Thames hit his second home run in as many days to give Seattle a 1-0 lead. The Indians answered back in the top of the seventh, as Casey Kotchman hit an RBI single to tie things up.

The M's finally broke things open in the bottom of the seventh inning, scoring four runs on a John Jaso double that drove in Michael Saunders and a three-run blast by Jesus Montero that put the game away for good. It was Montero's 13th home run of the year.

Felix went 7.2 innings, allowing one run on seven hits and one walk, while striking out five. Lucas Luetge picked up the four-out save, allowing just one hit along the way.

The Mariners have now won seven straight at Safeco and have the best record in baseball since the All-Star break, if you can believe it. They will try to sweep the Indians out of town on Wednesday.

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Mariners Vs. Indians Game Preview: King Felix Looks To Follow Up Perfect Game With Win

Riding a six-game winning streak, the Seattle Mariners look to maintain their recent success as they face the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. The Mariners beat Cleveland on Monday in the series opener, the eighth victory in nine games for the surging Mariners.

Felix Hernandez takes the mound for Seattle, coming off one of the greatest pitching performances in baseball history. With every bit of his repertoire going, King Felix pitched the first perfect game in Mariners history in his previous start, striking out 12 in an absolutely dominating performance against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Now, the Mariners are simply hoping that Hernandez can pitch well enough to get the team another win. Seattle is still five games under .500 at this point, but the wins have been piling up of late. Since July 26, the Mariners are 16-7, and no team in the AL has a better record (23-13) since the All-Star break.

First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. PT, with the game being broadcast on television by ROOT Sports. To listen on the radio, head over to 710 ESPN.

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Mariners Vs. Indians Final Score: Michael Saunders Powers Mariners To 5-3 Win

The Seattle Mariners show no signs of slowing down. They opened their Safeco Field series against the Cleveland Indians on Monday night by a final score of 5-3 to pick up their sixth straight win.

Jason Kipnis homered to lead off the game and give the Indians an early 1-0 lead. Michael Saunders answered back in the bottom of the third with his 12th home run of the year. The two-out, two-run shot gave the Mariners a 2-1 lead.

The Tribe regained the lead in the top of the fifth inning, as Kipnis and Asdrubal Cabrera hit RBI singles to go back up, 3-2. The M's were able to tie things up in the bottom of the sixth with a big Eric Thames homer.

In the seventh, Saunders struck again, hitting his second two-run homer of the game to put the Mariners back on top for good, 5-3.

The Indians threatened in the top of the ninth inning, but Tom Wilhelmsen was able to hang on for his 18th save.

With Felix Hernandez on the mound Tuesday for his first start since his perfect game, the Mariners will try to make it lucky number seven and secure the series win.

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Seattle Mariners Vs. Cleveland Indians: John Jaso In At DH

The Mariners have gone 22-13 since the All-Star break, bizarrely forcing the team into wild-card consideration. In order to keep the world turning in the opposite direction, taking out the lowly Cleveland Indians is a virtual requirement.

The big news is that outside of a typo on the line-up card, the Mariners are benching Jesus Montero and putting in Saturday night's hero John Jaso as the designated hitter instead.

01. Dustin Ackley, 2B

02. Michael Saunders, CF

03. Kyle Seager, 3B

04. John Jaso, DH

05. Justin Smoak, 1B

06. Eric Thames, RF

07. Miguel Olivo, C

08. Trayvon Robinson, LF

09. Brendan Ryan

Kevin Millwood takes the hill after having one of the best starts of his Mariners career, when he notched eight strikeouts in seven innings against the Tampa Rays only to come away with a very Mariners-like no-decision. Millwood is 4-10 on the year with a 4.28 ERA.

The Indians will be sending out a lineup of ex-Mariners, like they always do.

01. Jason Kipnis, 2B

02. Asdrubal Cabrera, SS

03. Shin-Soo Choo, RF

04. Carlos Santana, C

05. Michael Brantley, CF

06. Shelley Duncan, DH

07. Casey Kotchman, 1B

08. Ezequiel Carrera, LF

09. Jason Donald, 2B

The Indians are throwing Ubaldo Jimenez out on the mound as he tries to rebound from possibly his second-worst start of 2012. Jiminez only went four innings against the Los Angeles Angels, giving up eight earned runs in the process to raise his ERA to 5.62 on the year.

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Seattle Mariners' Felix Hernandez (Who Else?) Is AL Player Of The Week

Felix Hernandez conquered the Tampa Bay Rays with the first perfect game in Seattle Mariners history last Wednesday afternoon at Safeco Field, and for that he was named the American League Player of the Week for games from Aug. 13-19.

The right-hander from Venezuela cemented his status as Seattle's biggest sports star with the 23rd perfect game in Major League Baseball history. The 1-0 win was also the fourth no-hitter in Mariners history and second for the team this season.

Hernandez, 26, is only the second foreign-born pitcher to toss a perfect game. He's 11-5 and has won seven in a row, going 7-0 with a 1.58 ERA, four shutouts, 83 strikeouts and only 14 walks in 11 starts going back to June 23.

He has thrown three 1-0 shutouts this season alone. In recognition of his award, Hernandez receives a watch from Game Time. It's great to be the King right now.

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Mariners Vs. Indians Series Preview: TV Schedule, Probable Pitchers & More

King Felix returns to the mound on Tuesday. Can Seattle give him the ovation he deserves?

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