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Mariners 6, Indians 4
Zach Jackson was crusing until the Mariners broke through in the fifth. (AP)
The Indians couldn't recover from the five runs the Mariners scored off Zach Jackson in the fifth inning. The Tribe scored two in the eighth and loaded the bases in the ninth to put on the winning run, but Ryan Garko grounded into a double play that capped the three-game sweep.
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Series at a glance:
SEA
Seattle (53-83)
Won 3
Seattle 6, Cleveland 4   CLE
Cleveland (65-70)
Lost 3
August 31, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Seattle
0 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0   6 7 2
Cleveland
0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0   4 9 2
Standings thru 8/31/08  |  Recap: SEA | CLE  |  Gameday  |  Mariners stats  |  Indians stats
Seattle AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Suzuki, I, RF 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 .313
Betancourt, Y, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .265
Ibanez, LF 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 .305
Beltre, A, 3B 4 2 3 3 0 1 1 .256
Lopez, Jo, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 .295
Balentien, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .193
Johjima, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .208
Clement, DH 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 .227
Cairo, 1B 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .250
Totals 34 6 7 5 2 9 7  

BATTING
2B: Cairo (11, Jackson, Z).
HR: Beltre, A 2 (23, 2nd inning off Jackson, Z, 0 on, 0 out; 5th inning off Jackson, Z, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Suzuki, I; Ibanez; Beltre, A 9; Cairo 3.
RBI: Beltre, A 3 (69), Suzuki, I (39), Ibanez (94).
2-out RBI: Ibanez; Beltre, A 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Betancourt, Y.
Team RISP: 2-for-5.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Beltre, A (14, fielding), Lopez, Jo (12, throw).
DP: (Corcoran-Betancourt, Y-Lopez, Jo-Cairo).

 
Cleveland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sizemore, G, CF 4 0 1 0 1 0 3 .272
Carroll, 2B 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 .272
Martinez, V, 1B 5 0 1 0 0 2 6 .275
Peralta, Jh, SS 3 1 1 0 2 0 1 .278
  1-Cabrera, A, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .215
Garko, DH 4 1 0 0 1 0 4 .254
Choo, LF 4 1 2 1 0 1 0 .276
Gutierrez, F, RF 4 1 0 1 0 0 1 .234
Shoppach, C 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .264
Marte, A, 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 .207
Totals 35 4 9 3 6 3 18  


1-Ran for Peralta, Jh in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Martinez, V (12, Rowland-Smith), Shoppach (22, Rowland-Smith).
HR: Choo (9, 2nd inning off Rowland-Smith, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Sizemore, G; Carroll; Martinez, V 2; Peralta, Jh; Choo 5; Shoppach 3; Marte, A.
RBI: Choo (42), Marte, A (12), Gutierrez, F (35).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Peralta, Jh; Sizemore, G; Martinez, V 2; Marte, A.
GIDP: Garko.
Team RISP: 2-for-12.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
CS: Sizemore, G (4, 3rd base by Rowland-Smith/Johjima).

FIELDING
E: Jackson, Z (1, throw), Martinez, V (2, pickoff).

 
Seattle IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Rowland-Smith (W, 4-2) 6.1 7 2 1 1 2 1 3.56
Woods (H, 1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.94
Messenger (H, 1) 0.1 2 2 2 2 0 0 7.71
Batista (H, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.13
Corcoran (S, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 3 1 0 3.17
 
Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jackson, Z (L, 0-1) 5.0 7 6 6 1 5 2 6.00
Kobayashi 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.27
Rincon 2.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 5.87
Perez, R 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.38

Messenger pitched to 3 batters in the 8th.

HBP: Clement (by Jackson, Z).
Pitches-strikes: Rowland-Smith 112-69, Woods 2-2, Messenger 21-8, Batista 8-4, Corcoran 23-8, Jackson, Z 101-62, Kobayashi 8-6, Rincon 26-16, Perez, R 13-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Rowland-Smith 9-5, Woods 1-0, Messenger 0-1, Batista 2-1, Corcoran 1-0, Jackson, Z 6-2, Kobayashi 2-0, Rincon 1-3, Perez, R 1-0.
Batters faced: Rowland-Smith 27, Woods 1, Messenger 5, Batista 3, Corcoran 5, Jackson, Z 24, Kobayashi 3, Rincon 7, Perez, R 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Woods 2-0, Messenger 2-0, Batista 3-2.
Umpires: HP: Tim Timmons. 1B: Gary Cederstrom. 2B: Fieldin Culbreth. 3B: Jim Reynolds.
Weather: 78 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 5 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:06.
Att: 35,376.
August 31, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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