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Cleveland at Seattle

W: J. Westbrook (3-2) L: R. Soriano (0-1)
HR: CLE - J. Michaels (1), E. Perez (4)   SEA - None

Indians 9, Mariners 4

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

SEATTLE -- Jason Michaels and Jake Westbrook were waiting for Cleveland's bats to break out.

Aaron Boone hit a tiebreaking double and Westbrook won for the first time since April 9, leading the Indians over the Seattle Mariners 9-4 Friday night.

"Our lineup one through nine is tough," Westbrook said. "I definitely wouldn't want to face us. We've got a good lineup. The offense kind of picked me up."

Michaels and Eduardo Perez homered for the Indians, who lead the majors with 198 runs, an average of 6.6 per game. Cleveland scored nine or more runs for the ninth time in 30 games in 2006.

"I think as a team we're having good at bats," Michaels said.

With the score tied at 3, Rafael Soriano (0-1) replaced Jamie Moyer starting the seventh and promptly gave up Todd Hollandsworth's triple and Boone's double.

Cleveland bounced back after losing 12-4 at Oakland on Thursday.

"We needed a good outing out of Jake and he gave it to us," Indians manager Eric Wedge said.

Cleveland added five runs in the eighth, taking advantage of four walks and a hit batter. Ronnie Belliard had an RBI single off Sean Green, who hit Boone with a pitch with the bases loaded and then forced in a run by walking Grady Sizemore. Michaels, who had three RBI, hit a two-run double against Jake Woods.

Acquired in a January trade with Philadelphia for reliever Arthur Rhodes, Michaels has started 26 games in left field for the Indians. He's hitting .277 and is 8-for-18 in his last four games with a homer and five RBI.

"He's really turned it up the last week," Wedge said.

Westbrook (3-2) allowed three runs -- two earned -- and six hits in six innings.

"We had a three-run lead and I kind of gave it back to them," Westbrook said. "But I felt strong tonight. My sinker was good. It was a good night."

Seattle has lost a season-high four straight for the third time. Moyer gave up three runs and six hits in six innings.

Moyer felt he pitched well enough to win. Instead, he wound up with his fourth no decision in seven starts this season. He's 1-2 with a 3.68 ERA and he's 0-1 at Safeco Field after going 10-0 there last year.

"It's a long year, and to allow frustration to take over at this point is even going to make it a longer year," the 43-year-old left-hander said. "I try to avoid that."

Mariners manager Mike Hargrove watched his team fall seven games under .500 at 12-19. He also watched his bullpen surrender six runs in three innings.

"I can't remember the last time they did this," he said. "It was just one of those nights. It just came at a very poor time."

Michaels led off the fourth with his first AL homer, and Perez hit a two-run homer for a 3-0 lead.

Carl Everett hit a two-run double in the bottom half, and Seattle tied the scored in the fifth when Westbrook threw away a pickoff attempt for an error that advanced Yuniesky Betancourt two bases and Ichiro Suzuki hit an RBI grounder -- with Betancourt sliding home just ahead of Perez's throw.

Suzuki broke an 0-for-16 slump with a triple in the ninth and scored the final run.


The Mariners made three outstanding defensive plays. Suzuki leaped high in right to rob Michaels of what might have been a home run in the first, 3B Adrian Beltre caught up to Hollandsworth's pop foul far down the line in the third and Betancourt's strong throw from deep in the shortstop hole got Boone in the fifth. ... Beltre had two stolen bases, giving him nine for the season. That's the most he's had since stealing 13 bases for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2001. ... Cleveland's Travis Hafner saw his streak of homers in four straight games come to an end.

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E. Perez
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HR - Jason Michaels (1, Moyer), Eduardo Perez (4, Moyer)
RBI - Grady Sizemore (12), Jason Michaels 3 (11), Eduardo Perez 2 (15), Ron Belliard (14), Aaron Boone 2 (16)
2-OUT RBI - Grady Sizemore (7), Jason Michaels 2 (7), Eduardo Perez 2 (5), Aaron Boone (9)
CS - Aaron Boone (1, 3rd base by Soriano/Johjima)
Team LOB - 8
E - Aaron Boone (5, Wild throw), Jake Westbrook (1, Wild pickoff attempt)
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Jason Davis (H,2) 1000010 3.86
Guillermo Mota 1100010 5.54
Danny Graves 1211010 4.61
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Batters Faced - Jake Westbrook 27, Jason Davis 3, Guillermo Mota 5, Danny Graves 5
Seattle Mariners
Ichiro Suzuki, RF5111010 .260
Jose Lopez, 2B5111000 .276
Raul Ibanez, LF5130000 .323
Richie Sexson, 1B4000023 .198
    Roberto Petagine, 1B1000011 .308
Carl Everett, DH4012020 .220
Adrian Beltre, 3B3010100 .209
Matt Lawton, CF3010101 .318
Kenji Johjima, C3000114 .272
Yuniesky Betancourt, SS4110002 .258
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3B - Ichiro Suzuki (2, Graves)
RBI - Ichiro Suzuki (9), Jose Lopez (21), Carl Everett 2 (17)
SB - Adrian Beltre 2 (9, 2nd base off Westbrook/Martinez, 3rd base off Westbrook/Martinez)
Team LOB - 9
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Rafael Soriano (L,0-1) 1222220 3.24
George Sherrill 0.1011110 4.15
Sean Green 0.1133210 16.20
Jake Woods 0.1100000 6.00
Eddie Guardado 1100110 7.59
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Game Time - 3:19
Temperature - 68
Umpires - Home - Gary Cederstrom, First Base - Jim Reynolds, Second Base - Tim Welke, Third Base - Kerwin Danley