Brantley, Lindor spark 8-run 3rd as Indians rout Mariners

CLEVELAND (AP) Francisco Lindor knows what a big inning can do for a team.

Lindor and Michael Brantley had the key hits in an eight-run third, and the Cleveland Indians rolled to a 12-4 victory over the weary Seattle Mariners on Sunday.

''We needed something like that,'' Lindor said. ''It's fun. It gets the crowd going. It gets us going. It helps our pitching staff. You're passing along the baton. You're enjoying the game.''

Brantley led off the inning with a single and capped it with a two-run homer. Lindor, who had three RBIs, hit a solo homer in the third and preceded Brantley's homer with a two-run double.

The inning included three singles, a double, a triple that was lost in the sun, a sacrifice fly and two walks.

''We swung the bats, we ran the bases and we kept the line moving,'' Indians manager Terry Francona said.

Seattle, playing the final game of an 11-day road trip, was only charged with one error, but had several misplays in the field.

''It was not our day,'' manager Scott Servais said. ''It was an unfortunate way to end the road trip. We just didn't play a good ballgame.''

Josh Tomlin (2-3) allowed four runs in five-plus innings for the win. The Mariners began the sixth with six straight hits and scored three times, but Nick Goody worked out of a bases-loaded, none-out jam.

Chase De Jong (0-2), making his first major league start, yielded six runs and nine hits in 2 2/3 innings.

Nelson Cruz hit a solo homer in the second and drove in two runs for the Mariners, who went 4-6 on their trip.

Roberto Perez had three hits and drove in three runs for the defending AL champions, who have won nine of 12. Jason Kipnis, who missed the first three weeks with a shoulder injury, drove in his first run of the season with a third-inning single.

The Indians took advantage of Seattle's defense in the inning.

Jose Ramirez scored with a headfirst slide on Lonnie Chisenhall's sacrifice fly to shallow right. Second baseman Robinson Cano made the catch with his back to home, and Ramirez touched the plate with his left hand before catcher Carlos Ruiz's tag.

''That was huge,'' Lindor said. ''The way he was running, scoring that way, he helped us to continue to push harder.''

Right fielder Ben Gamel circled back on Abraham Almonte's towering fly ball, but it fell on the warning track for a triple. Mariners shortstop Jean Segura couldn't handle a hard grounder hit by Perez, who was credited with an RBI single.

''Obviously, the third inning got away from us,'' Servais said. ''The ball in the sun was a big play and we unraveled from there.''

Casey Fien replaced De Jong, but gave up Lindor's double and Brantley's homer. Cleveland scored eight runs in an inning for the first time since May 27, 2015.

BIG MOMENT

Goody entered in the sixth with a 9-4 lead and the bases loaded. He struck out pinch-hitter Taylor Motter before Lindor snared Ruiz's liner and doubled Kyle Seager off second.

''Thank God it went right into his glove,'' Goody said. ''He's obviously a Platinum/Gold Glover, everything. Once it was in his glove, it was cool.''

SECOND CHANCE

Mariners OF Boog Powell was 0 for 3, a day after making his big league debut without actually playing. He was announced as a pinch hitter Saturday, then was replaced by another pinch hitter after left-hander Andrew Miller entered. ''I think he was OK with it once he saw who was coming in to pitch,'' Servais said with a laugh.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners RHP Steve Cishek (left hip) will continue his rehab assignment by pitching for Triple-A Tacoma on Monday.

UP NEXT

Mariners: LHP James Paxton faces the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday. His 1.39 ERA in five April starts was the third-lowest in franchise history.

Indians: RHP Trevor Bauer opens a four-game series in Detroit on Monday. He allowed six runs to the Tigers in five innings of a 7-6 loss on April 14.

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CLE14-10
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  • W: J. Tomlin (2-3)L: C. De Jong (0-2)
  • HR: SEA - N. Cruz (7), CLE - M. Brantley (5), F. Lindor (7)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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B. Gamel RF41100010.263.333.474.8071.5
R. Cano 2B41110010.252.316.427.7432.5
D. Valencia 1B0000-000.181.259.306.000-
N. Cruz DH31221100.315.407.6181.0259.0
J. Dyson PR-DH0000-000.229.298.265.000-
K. Seager 3B40110011.253.356.387.7421.5
G. Heredia CF40300000.327.365.490.8554.0
D. Vogelbach 1B10000101.143.294.143.4371.0
a- T. Motter PH-1B-2B20000023.225.286.535.821-1.0
C. Ruiz C40100005.143.333.190.5241.0
B. Powell LF30000003.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Vogelbach in the 6th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Santana 1B41100101.224.327.367.6954.0
F. Lindor SS52231003.309.380.6381.01811.0
M. Martinez SS0000-000.200.333.400.000-
M. Brantley LF42221010.308.365.551.9168.5
B. Guyer LF10100000.147.194.235.4301.0
E. Encarnacion DH40000122.200.343.353.6960.0
J. Ramirez 3B41100100.330.388.593.9823.0
J. Kipnis 2B42110002.161.212.161.3736.0
L. Chisenhall CF31110000.302.340.512.8523.0
A. Almonte RF42320010.298.420.439.8597.5
R. Perez C41330000.200.219.233.4528.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Segura (3), G. Heredia (2)
    • HR - N. Cruz (7)
    • RBI - R. Cano (18), N. Cruz 2 (23), K. Seager (15)
    BATTING
    • 2B - C. Santana (8), F. Lindor (8), R. Perez
    • 3B - A. Almonte
    • HR - F. Lindor (7), M. Brantley (5)
    • SF - L. Chisenhall
    • RBI - F. Lindor 3 (17), M. Brantley 2 (17), J. Kipnis, L. Chisenhall (12), A. Almonte 2 (6), R. Perez 3 (5)
    • 2-Out RBI - F. Lindor 2 (4), M. Brantley 2 (5), A. Almonte, R. Perez
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - J. Kipnis
    • CS - A. Almonte
    FIELDING
    • E - T. Motter
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. De Jong (L, 0-2)2.296621111.054.13-15.5
    C. Fien0.123311115.009.00-5.5
    D. Overton5.04320207.110.8010.0
    PITCHERSIP
    C. De Jong (L, 0-2)2.2
    C. Fien0.1
    D. Overton5.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Tomlin (W, 2-3)5.08441318.871.8010.5
    B. Logan0.02000001.930.00-2.0
    N. Goody (H, 1)2.00000200.000.007.0
    B. Shaw1.00001003.271.002.0
    Z. McAllister1.00000102.080.003.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Tomlin (W, 2-3)5.0
    B. Logan0.0
    N. Goody (H, 1)2.0
    B. Shaw1.0
    Z. McAllister1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. De Jong 73-40, C. Fien 18-12, D. Overton 60-39
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. De Jong 1-5, D. Overton 6-7
    • Batters Faced - C. De Jong 18, C. Fien 4, D. Overton 19
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Tomlin 86-54, B. Logan 7-5, N. Goody 28-19, B. Shaw 9-2, Z. McAllister 8-6
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Tomlin 7-3, B. Shaw 2-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Tomlin 22, B. Logan 2, N. Goody 5, B. Shaw 3, Z. McAllister 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Segura SS41100010.317.339.467.8052.5
    B. Gamel RF41100010.263.333.474.8071.5
    R. Cano 2B41110010.252.316.427.7432.5
    D. Valencia 1B0000-000.181.259.306.000-
    N. Cruz DH31221100.315.407.6181.0259.0
    J. Dyson PR-DH0000-000.229.298.265.000-
    K. Seager 3B40110011.253.356.387.7421.5
    G. Heredia CF40300000.327.365.490.8554.0
    D. Vogelbach 1B10000101.143.294.143.4371.0
    a- T. Motter PH-1B-2B20000023.225.286.535.821-1.0
    C. Ruiz C40100005.143.333.190.5241.0
    B. Powell LF30000003.000.000.000.0000.0
    Total33410412613-----
    HITTERSAB
    J. Segura SS4
    B. Gamel RF4
    R. Cano 2B4
    D. Valencia 1B0
    N. Cruz DH3
    J. Dyson PR-DH0
    K. Seager 3B4
    G. Heredia CF4
    D. Vogelbach 1B1
    a- T. Motter PH-1B-2B2
    C. Ruiz C4
    B. Powell LF3
    Total33
    • a-struck out for Vogelbach in the 6th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Santana 1B41100101.224.327.367.6954.0
    F. Lindor SS52231003.309.380.6381.01811.0
    M. Martinez SS0000-000.200.333.400.000-
    M. Brantley LF42221010.308.365.551.9168.5
    B. Guyer LF10100000.147.194.235.4301.0
    E. Encarnacion DH40000122.200.343.353.6960.0
    J. Ramirez 3B41100100.330.388.593.9823.0
    J. Kipnis 2B42110002.161.212.161.3736.0
    L. Chisenhall CF31110000.302.340.512.8523.0
    A. Almonte RF42320010.298.420.439.8597.5
    R. Perez C41330000.200.219.233.4528.0
    Total371215122348-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Segura (3), G. Heredia (2)
      • HR - N. Cruz (7)
      • RBI - R. Cano (18), N. Cruz 2 (23), K. Seager (15)
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Santana (8), F. Lindor (8), R. Perez
      • 3B - A. Almonte
      • HR - F. Lindor (7), M. Brantley (5)
      • SF - L. Chisenhall
      • RBI - F. Lindor 3 (17), M. Brantley 2 (17), J. Kipnis, L. Chisenhall (12), A. Almonte 2 (6), R. Perez 3 (5)
      • 2-Out RBI - F. Lindor 2 (4), M. Brantley 2 (5), A. Almonte, R. Perez
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Kipnis
      • CS - A. Almonte
      FIELDING
      • E - T. Motter
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. De Jong (L, 0-2)2.296621111.054.13-15.5
      C. Fien0.123311115.009.00-5.5
      D. Overton5.04320207.110.8010.0
      Total8.0151211342---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. De Jong (L, 0-2)2.2
      C. Fien0.1
      D. Overton5.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Tomlin (W, 2-3)5.08441318.871.8010.5
      B. Logan0.02000001.930.00-2.0
      N. Goody (H, 1)2.00000200.000.007.0
      B. Shaw1.00001003.271.002.0
      Z. McAllister1.00000102.080.003.5
      Total9.01044261---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Tomlin (W, 2-3)5.0
      B. Logan0.0
      N. Goody (H, 1)2.0
      B. Shaw1.0
      Z. McAllister1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. De Jong 73-40, C. Fien 18-12, D. Overton 60-39
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. De Jong 1-5, D. Overton 6-7
      • Batters Faced - C. De Jong 18, C. Fien 4, D. Overton 19
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Tomlin 86-54, B. Logan 7-5, N. Goody 28-19, B. Shaw 9-2, Z. McAllister 8-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Tomlin 7-3, B. Shaw 2-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Tomlin 22, B. Logan 2, N. Goody 5, B. Shaw 3, Z. McAllister 3
      • 7TH INNING
        Perez doubled to deep right center, Chisenhall and Almonte scored412
        Almonte singled to shallow center, Kipnis scored, Chisenhall to third410
      • 6TH INNING
        Seager singled to shallow right center, Cano scored, Cruz to second49
        Cruz singled to shallow center, Gamel scored, Cano to second39
        Cano singled to shallow left, Segura scored, Gamel to third29
      • 3RD INNING
        Brantley homered to right, Lindor scored19
        Lindor doubled to shallow right, Perez and Santana scored17
        Perez reached on an infield single to shortstop, Almonte scored15
        Almonte tripled to deep right, Kipnis scored14
        Chisenhall hit sacrifice fly to second, Ramirez scored14
        Kipnis singled to shallow right, Brantley scored, Ramirez to third12
      • 2ND INNING
        Cruz homered to left11
      • 1ST INNING
        Lindor homered to right01
      • 8TH INNING
        • B. Shaw Pitching:
        • R. Cano: Ball, Ball, Cano grounded out to shortstop
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cruz walked
        • K. Seager: Ball, Seager grounded into double play second to third to first, Dyson out at second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Overton Pitching:
        • B. Guyer: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Guyer singled to shallow left
        • E. Encarnacion: Encarnacion grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Guyer out at second
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • N. Goody Pitching:
        • B. Powell: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Powell popped out to second
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Ball, Segura fouled out to first
        • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Gamel struck out looking
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Overton Pitching:
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ramirez flied out to deep left
        • J. Kipnis: Kipnis safe at first on right fielder Motter fielding error
        • L. Chisenhall: Ball, Foul, Chisenhall singled to shallow left, Kipnis to second
        • A. Almonte: Almonte singled to shallow center, Kipnis scored, Chisenhall to third
        • R. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Perez doubled to deep right center, Chisenhall and Almonte scored
        • C. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Santana flied out to right
        • F. Lindor: Foul, Ball, Lindor grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Tomlin Pitching:
        • J. Segura: Ball, Segura doubled to deep left
        • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gamel singled to right center, Segura to third
        • R. Cano: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Cano singled to shallow left, Segura scored, Gamel to third
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Cruz singled to shallow center, Gamel scored, Cano to second
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Seager singled to shallow right center, Cano scored, Cruz to second
        • G. Heredia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Heredia singled to shallow center, Cruz to third, Seager to second
        • T. Motter: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Motter struck out swinging
        • C. Ruiz: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ruiz lined into double play shortstop to second, Seager out at second
        • Middle of the 6th (3 Runs, 6 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Overton Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Lindor flied out to center
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Brantley struck out swinging
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Encarnacion flied out to deep right
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Tomlin Pitching:
        • K. Seager: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
        • G. Heredia: Heredia doubled to deep left
        • D. Vogelbach: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Vogelbach walked
        • C. Ruiz: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ruiz lined out to right
        • B. Powell: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Powell grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Overton Pitching:
        • A. Almonte: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Almonte struck out looking
        • R. Perez: Perez flied out to deep center
        • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Santana grounded out to second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Tomlin Pitching:
        • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Gamel lined out to center
        • R. Cano: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Cano struck out swinging
        • N. Cruz: Foul, Cruz grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Overton Pitching:
        • J. Ramirez: Ramirez popped out to second
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Ball, Kipnis flied out to center
        • L. Chisenhall: Ball, Chisenhall grounded out to second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Tomlin Pitching:
        • C. Ruiz: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ruiz singled to shallow center
        • B. Powell: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Powell grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Ruiz out at second
        • J. Segura: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Segura struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. De Jong Pitching:
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Ball, Foul, Brantley singled to shallow right
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Encarnacion struck out looking
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ramirez walked, Brantley to second
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Kipnis singled to shallow right, Brantley scored, Ramirez to third
        • L. Chisenhall: Foul, Strike swinging, Kipnis stole second, Foul, Chisenhall hit sacrifice fly to second, Ramirez scored
        • A. Almonte: Ball, Ball, Almonte tripled to deep right, Kipnis scored
        • R. Perez: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Perez reached on an infield single to shortstop, Almonte scored
        • C. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Santana walked, Perez to second
        • F. Lindor: Lindor doubled to shallow right, Perez and Santana scored
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Brantley homered to right, Lindor scored
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (8 Runs, 6 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Tomlin Pitching:
        • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Cruz homered to left
        • K. Seager: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Seager grounded out to second
        • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Heredia singled to shallow center
        • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Vogelbach grounded into double play shortstop to first, Heredia out at second
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. De Jong Pitching:
        • L. Chisenhall: Ball, Strike swinging, Chisenhall flied out to deep right
        • A. Almonte: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Almonte reached on an infield single to first
        • R. Perez: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Almonte caught stealing, catcher to second, Foul, Perez singled to left center
        • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Santana doubled to deep right, Perez to third
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Lindor grounded out to first
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Tomlin Pitching:
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Segura lined out to left
        • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Strike looking, Gamel grounded out to second
        • R. Cano: Ball, Cano grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. De Jong Pitching:
        • C. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Santana flied out to right
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Lindor homered to right
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Ball, Brantley lined out to right
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Encarnacion walked
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ramirez singled to shallow right, Encarnacion to second
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Kipnis flied out to right
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)