Gordon, Haniger homer in Mariners' 5-4 win over Indians

SEATTLE (AP) Dee Gordon isn't known for hitting home runs, and before this year he'd never played the outfield. But on Sunday, his power and his glove in center field led the Seattle Mariners to a 5-4 win against the Cleveland Indians.

Gordon, who has never hit more than four homers in a season, led off the seventh inning with a tiebreaking shot to right off Dan Otero (0-1). Gordon clearly knew he'd hit it well - after making contact, he watched the ball and walked out of the batter's box.

''It was a 2-2 game in the bottom of the seventh inning and it put us ahead, so I was excited,'' he said.

After he rounded the bases, Gordon leapt high for a celebratory high-five with teammate Jean Segura in the on-deck circle.

''The scariest thing for me in the game was after Dee hit the home run and crossed the plate,'' Seattle manager Scott Servais said. ''The high-five he gave, I've never seen anybody jump that high after a home run.''

Gordon, an All-Star second baseman before the Mariners acquired him from Miami last offseason and moved him to center field, also made a sliding catch in the third after racing to deep left-center on a drive by Jason Kipnis.

''That slide catch was pretty cool,'' Gordon said. ''That was my first-ever slide catch.''

Along with Gordon's big contributions, Mitch Haniger homered and Mike Leake pitched seven strong innings for Seattle.

Edwin Encarnacion went deep twice for the Indians, his 29th career multihomer game

Leake (1-0) gave up two runs and five hits. He has allowed three runs or fewer in all six starts since joining the Mariners late last season.

Gordon's homer broke a 2-all tie and, a few batters later, Haniger added a two-run drive off reliever Tyler Olson to give Seattle a 5-2 lead.

They were the first runs Olson has allowed with Cleveland - last year he threw 20 scoreless innings in 30 appearances for the Indians.

Encarnacion cut the lead to one with his second homer in the eighth, a two-run shot.

''It's only three games and I feel great at the plate,'' Encarnacion said. ''I'm seeing the ball good and I want to continue to be that consistent.''

Edwin Diaz struck out all three batters in the ninth for his second save.

Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer allowed two runs and five hits in five innings, striking out seven and walking three.

STARTING STRONG

Seattle took two of three in the season-opening series, the first time since last August the Indians lost a regular-season series. ''Our team, we know what we've got and we think we're good,'' Haniger said. ''We're going to prove a lot of people wrong.'' Cleveland closed out last season going unbeaten in their final 18 series (15 wins, three ties) before losing to the New York Yankees in their best-of-five AL Division Series.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: Nelson Cruz twisted his right ankle Saturday slipping on the dugout steps after a home run. Cruz had an MRI on Sunday morning. ''We'll have to wait and see what the results are,'' Servais said. ''If it's going to be longer than three or four days, we'll have to make a roster decision. Right now we'll keep our fingers crossed he'll bounce back.'' ... OF Ben Gamel, on the disabled list with a strained right oblique, will join Triple-A Tacoma for some simulated games this week and begin a rehab assignment with Tacoma when the team's season starts Thursday. ... RHP Erasmo Ramirez is expected to throw in a simulated game with Tacoma as he recovers from a strained lat muscle, and C Mike Zunino (left oblique strain) might also play in a simulated game this week.

UP NEXT

Indians: Cleveland begins a three-game series at the Los Angeles Angels on Monday. RHP Mike Clevinger will make his first start of the season. Clevinger is 2-0 with a 3.94 ERA in four career starts against the Angels.

Mariners: LHP Marco Gonzales opens a two-game series at San Francisco on Tuesday.

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SEA2-1
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  • W: M. Leake (1-0)L: D. Otero (0-1)S: E. Diaz (2)
  • HR: CLE - E. Encarnacion 2 (2), SEA - D. Gordon (1), M. Haniger (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
F. Lindor SS40100112.154.214.154.3683.5
J. Kipnis 2B40000023.273.333.364.697-1.0
J. Ramirez 3B40000001.000.000.000.0000.0
Y. Alonso 1B41200001.300.417.7001.1174.0
E. Encarnacion DH42232011.333.4551.0001.45512.5
L. Chisenhall RF31100110.300.417.400.8172.5
R. Perez C30000102.000.250.000.2501.0
T. Naquin LF40000012.125.125.125.250-0.5
B. Zimmer CF40110020.111.111.111.2221.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Gordon CF41111011.333.385.583.9685.5
    J. Segura SS41210000.250.250.333.5835.0
    R. Cano 2B31200111.600.636.8001.4364.5
    M. Haniger RF21121101.625.7271.5002.2279.0
    K. Seager 3B30110113.100.182.200.3823.5
    D. Vogelbach DH40000023.000.000.000.000-1.0
    R. Healy 1B40000001.000.000.000.0000.0
    I. Suzuki LF30000011.222.222.222.444-0.5
    G. Heredia LF00000100.000.333.000.3331.0
    D. Freitas C41100021.250.250.500.7502.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - Y. Alonso
      • HR - E. Encarnacion 2 (2)
      • RBI - E. Encarnacion 3 (3), B. Zimmer
      • 2-Out RBI - B. Zimmer
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Segura, R. Cano (2), K. Seager, D. Freitas
      • HR - D. Gordon, M. Haniger (2)
      • SH - D. Gordon
      • RBI - D. Gordon, J. Segura (2), M. Haniger 2 (3), K. Seager
      • 2-Out RBI - K. Seager
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - F. Lindor
      FIELDING
      • E - J. Segura
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Bauer5.05223703.601.608.5
      D. Otero (L, 0-1)1.11110116.750.75-3.5
      T. Olson0.222200127.003.00-4.0
      N. Goody1.00001000.001.002.0
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Bauer5.0
      D. Otero (L, 0-1)1.1
      T. Olson0.2
      N. Goody1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Leake (W, 1-0)7.05223412.571.1423.0
      J. Nicasio (H, 2)1.02220119.001.00-0.5
      E. Diaz (S, 2)1.00000300.000.0011.5
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Leake (W, 1-0)7.0
      J. Nicasio (H, 2)1.0
      E. Diaz (S, 2)1.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - T. Bauer
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 101-63, D. Otero 24-16, T. Olson 13-10, N. Goody 12-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 3-5, D. Otero 2-1, T. Olson 1-1, N. Goody 1-2
      • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 24, D. Otero 5, T. Olson 4, N. Goody 4
      PITCHING
      • IBB - M. Leake
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Leake 101-61, J. Nicasio 21-16, E. Diaz 17-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Leake 11-6, J. Nicasio 1-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Leake 29, J. Nicasio 5, E. Diaz 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      CLE1-2
      010100020470
      SEA2-1
      00002030X581
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      F. Lindor SS40100112.154.214.154.3683.5
      J. Kipnis 2B40000023.273.333.364.697-1.0
      J. Ramirez 3B40000001.000.000.000.0000.0
      Y. Alonso 1B41200001.300.417.7001.1174.0
      E. Encarnacion DH42232011.333.4551.0001.45512.5
      L. Chisenhall RF31100110.300.417.400.8172.5
      R. Perez C30000102.000.250.000.2501.0
      T. Naquin LF40000012.125.125.125.250-0.5
      B. Zimmer CF40110020.111.111.111.2221.0
      Total3447423812-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        D. Gordon CF41111011.333.385.583.9685.5
        J. Segura SS41210000.250.250.333.5835.0
        R. Cano 2B31200111.600.636.8001.4364.5
        M. Haniger RF21121101.625.7271.5002.2279.0
        K. Seager 3B30110113.100.182.200.3823.5
        D. Vogelbach DH40000023.000.000.000.000-1.0
        R. Healy 1B40000001.000.000.000.0000.0
        I. Suzuki LF30000011.222.222.222.444-0.5
        G. Heredia LF00000100.000.333.000.3331.0
        D. Freitas C41100021.250.250.500.7502.0
        Total3158524812-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - Y. Alonso
          • HR - E. Encarnacion 2 (2)
          • RBI - E. Encarnacion 3 (3), B. Zimmer
          • 2-Out RBI - B. Zimmer
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Segura, R. Cano (2), K. Seager, D. Freitas
          • HR - D. Gordon, M. Haniger (2)
          • SH - D. Gordon
          • RBI - D. Gordon, J. Segura (2), M. Haniger 2 (3), K. Seager
          • 2-Out RBI - K. Seager
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - F. Lindor
          FIELDING
          • E - J. Segura
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          T. Bauer5.05223703.601.608.5
          D. Otero (L, 0-1)1.11110116.750.75-3.5
          T. Olson0.222200127.003.00-4.0
          N. Goody1.00001000.001.002.0
          Total8.0855482---
          PITCHERSIP
          T. Bauer5.0
          D. Otero (L, 0-1)1.1
          T. Olson0.2
          N. Goody1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Leake (W, 1-0)7.05223412.571.1423.0
          J. Nicasio (H, 2)1.02220119.001.00-0.5
          E. Diaz (S, 2)1.00000300.000.0011.5
          Total9.0744382---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Leake (W, 1-0)7.0
          J. Nicasio (H, 2)1.0
          E. Diaz (S, 2)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - T. Bauer
          • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 101-63, D. Otero 24-16, T. Olson 13-10, N. Goody 12-6
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 3-5, D. Otero 2-1, T. Olson 1-1, N. Goody 1-2
          • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 24, D. Otero 5, T. Olson 4, N. Goody 4
          PITCHING
          • IBB - M. Leake
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Leake 101-61, J. Nicasio 21-16, E. Diaz 17-14
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Leake 11-6, J. Nicasio 1-1
          • Batters Faced - M. Leake 29, J. Nicasio 5, E. Diaz 3
          • 8TH INNING
            Encarnacion homered to left center, Alonso scored45
          • 7TH INNING
            Haniger homered to left, Cano scored25
            Gordon homered to right23
          • 5TH INNING
            Seager doubled to right, Segura scored, Haniger to third22
            Segura doubled to deep right center, Freitas scored21
          • 4TH INNING
            Encarnacion homered to left20
          • 2ND INNING
            Zimmer singled to left, Chisenhall scored, Perez to second10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Edwin Diaz relieved Juan Nicasio
            • T. Naquin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Naquin struck out swinging
            • B. Zimmer: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Zimmer struck out swinging
            • F. Lindor: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Juan Nicasio relieved Mike Leake
            • Guillermo Heredia in left
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ramirez grounded out to first
            • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Alonso singled to right center
            • E. Encarnacion: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Encarnacion homered to left center, Alonso scored
            • L. Chisenhall: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Chisenhall struck out looking
            • R. Perez: Strike swinging, Ball, Perez flied out to right
            • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Nick Goody relieved Tyler Olson
            • R. Healy: Ball, Foul, Healy grounded out to shortstop
            • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Heredia walked
            • D. Freitas: Ball, Freitas flied out to left
            • D. Gordon: Pickoff attempt, Gordon flied out to center
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • M. Leake Pitching:
            • T. Naquin: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Naquin flied out to center
            • B. Zimmer: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Zimmer struck out swinging
            • F. Lindor: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Lindor safe at first on shortstop Segura fielding error
            • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Kipnis struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
            • D. Otero Pitching:
            • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Gordon homered to right
            • J. Segura: Strike looking, Foul, Segura lined out to shortstop
            • Tyler Olson relieved Dan Otero
            • R. Cano: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Cano singled to left center
            • M. Haniger: Haniger homered to left, Cano scored
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Seager grounded out to second
            • D. Vogelbach: Strike swinging, Ball, Vogelbach popped out to third
            • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • M. Leake Pitching:
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ramirez grounded out to first
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Alonso doubled to deep center
            • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Encarnacion grounded out to third
            • L. Chisenhall: Ball, Ball, Ball, Chisenhall intentionally walked
            • R. Perez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Perez flied out to center
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Dan Otero relieved Trevor Bauer
            • R. Healy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Healy grounded out to third
            • I. Suzuki: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Suzuki grounded out to second
            • D. Freitas: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Freitas struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • M. Leake Pitching:
            • B. Zimmer: Ball, Ball, Zimmer grounded out to shortstop
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Lindor walked
            • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Kipnis grounded into double play first to shortstop to pitcher, Lindor out at second
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • D. Freitas: Ball, Freitas doubled to deep right center
            • D. Gordon: Gordon hit sacrifice bunt to third, Freitas to third
            • J. Segura: Ball, Ball, Segura doubled to deep right center, Freitas scored
            • R. Cano: Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Cano struck out looking
            • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Ball, Haniger hit by pitch
            • K. Seager: Foul, Ball, Seager doubled to right, Segura scored, Haniger to third
            • D. Vogelbach: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Vogelbach struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • M. Leake Pitching:
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Encarnacion homered to left
            • L. Chisenhall: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Chisenhall grounded out to first
            • R. Perez: Perez grounded out to second
            • T. Naquin: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Naquin grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • D. Vogelbach: Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Vogelbach struck out looking
            • R. Healy: Healy grounded out to second
            • I. Suzuki: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Suzuki struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • M. Leake Pitching:
            • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Kipnis lined out to center
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to second
            • Y. Alonso: Alonso flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • D. Freitas: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Freitas struck out swinging
            • D. Gordon: Ball, Gordon flied out to left
            • J. Segura: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Segura singled to shallow right
            • R. Cano: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cano walked, Segura to second
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Haniger walked, Segura to third, Cano to second
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • M. Leake Pitching:
            • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Encarnacion struck out looking
            • L. Chisenhall: Strike swinging, Chisenhall singled to center
            • R. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Perez walked, Chisenhall to second
            • T. Naquin: Ball, Ball, Naquin flied out to deep left
            • B. Zimmer: Ball, Zimmer singled to left, Chisenhall scored, Perez to second
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Lindor grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • K. Seager: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Seager walked
            • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Vogelbach flied out to center
            • R. Healy: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Healy flied out to right
            • I. Suzuki: Ball, Suzuki popped out to shortstop
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • M. Leake Pitching:
            • F. Lindor: Lindor singled to right
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Ball, Lindor stole second, Strike swinging, Kipnis struck out swinging
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ramirez flied out to deep center, Lindor to third
            • Y. Alonso: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Alonso grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Gordon struck out looking
            • J. Segura: Segura popped out to first
            • R. Cano: Strike looking, Ball, Cano doubled to right
            • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Haniger grounded out to third
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)