M’s Strike Early, Then No-Hit For 8 Innings In One-Run Loss To Tribe
On three consecutive pitches in the top of the first inning, the Seattle Mariners looked like they were well on their way to a big day offensively. In the words of the venerable Lee Corso, "Not so fast, my friend."
After a double by Robinson Cano was followed by a first-pitch two-run homer by Nelson Cruz, Kyle Seager then hit the next pitch for a solo shot to stake the M's to three quick runs to open today's tilt against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Seattle starter Yovanni Gallardo coughed that lead up in the bottom of the first and then some as the Tribe put up four in the bottom of the frame. Seattle went hitless the rest of the way and Cleveland hung on to a 4-3 lead for the win to even the series 1-1.
The Mariners look for the series win tomorrow morning at 10:10 a.m. and also try to close out this road trip - which started with three-straight losses in Oakland - with a .500 record with rookie Chase DeJong filling in for the injured Felix Hernandez.