Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Luke French tossed seven one-hit frames and Franklin Gutierrez drove in the only run as Seattle blanked Cleveland in a 1-0 final at Safeco Field.
French (4-4) produced a second straight winning turn on the hill, having pitched seven innings of three-hit ball his last time out in a 2-1 win against the Twins. The lefty struck out four and walked three.
Seattle had just four hits but Gutierrez’s first-inning RBI single proved to be enough for the win, evening the four-game series at a game apiece and snapping a six-game home skid to the Tribe.
Fausto Carmona (11-14) hurled his third complete game of the year and sixth of his career in the loss. The right-hander struck out six, walked five and allowed four hits along with the all-important run. He was backed by just three hits in the loss, Cleveland’s fifth in six games.