Jake Fraley homered off AL Cy Young Award winner Shane Bieber after replacing the injured Mitch Haniger, and the Seattle Marinerson Sunday. The Mariners, coming off a blown late lead and a 10-inning loss on Saturday, had to deal with more bad news two batters into the game when Haniger fouled a pitch off his and had to be helped from the field. The Mariners later said the injury was a bruise. Still, it’s another setback for Seattle, which has used a major-league high of 51 players this . Haniger .
Fraley completed the at-bat with a strikeout and flew out in the second, but his two-runSeattle’s lead to 5-0. Kyle in the third off Bieber, who gave up five runs in 5 2/3 innings. Logan Gilbert (2-2) outpitched Cleveland’s ace, . The right-hander was removed after Harold Ramirez’s in the seventh. Bieber (7-4) gave up ten hits, struck out eight, and walked two. He retired the side in order only once and threw 107 pitches.
Mariners manager Scott Servais said Saturday’s 5-4 loss — in which closer Rafael Montero couldn’t hold a 4-1 lead after retiring the first two batters in the ninth — left a sour taste in his mouth. Gilbert’s strong outing and the home runs were much sweeter. José Godoy and J.P. Crawford had run-scoring singles in the second for Seattle, which went 4-6 on an 11-day trip. Crawford and Seager had three .
Amed Rosario had anin the sixth for Cleveland. The Indians loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth off Kendall Graveman and , but Josh Naylor lined to Fraley in left field to end the game. Graveman was making his second appearance since being activated after a . Haniger, who has 16 home runs and 40 RBIs, was struck squarely on the knee by the and went to the ground immediately. He slowly got to his feet and was assisted off the field by Servais and a trainer.
Indians: OF Jordan Luplow is still bothered by a, ending his rehab assignment at Triple-A Columbus. doctors would recheck Luplow and could get another opinion. Luplow has been on the since May 28.
Mariners: LHP Marco Gonzales (1-4, 5.45 ERA) will start the opener of a three-game home series against Minnesota on Monday night. Indians: RHP J.C. Mejia (1-1, 4.15) willwelcomes Baltimore for a four-game series.