Miller's absence felt by Indians as Mariners win 5-4

CLEVELAND (AP) The first day without Andrew Miller didn't work out too well for the Cleveland Indians.

Kyle Seager's RBI double in the eighth off Nick Goody lifted the Seattle Mariners to a 5-4 win on Thursday night.

With Miller on the disabled list after straining his left hamstring on Wednesday, the AL Central-leading Indians used three relievers in the eighth.

Cleveland overcame a 4-0 deficit with two runs each in the sixth and seventh innings. A tie game in that spot would usually result in Miller making an appearance, but that won't be the case for at least the next 10 days.

Jean Segura hit a leadoff groundout off Dan Otero, and Robinson Cano took a called third strike from Jeff Beliveau, who was called up from the minors before the game.

Goody (0-1) relieved and allowed consecutive doubles to Nelson Cruz and Seager. Mitch Haniger was intentionally walked, and Mike Zunino popped out.

Indians manager Terry Francona knows he'll have to use more of a matchup strategy in the late innings without Miller, who hasn't allowed a run this season.

''Otero came in, did a great job,'' he said. ''Beliveau came in and got Cano, which was good. Nick, the pitch to Cruz wasn't a bad pitch. He was trying to get it down out of the zone and it didn't get out of the zone, and he left a ball up to Seager.''

Seager is batting .378 (34 for 90) with five homers and 13 RBIs in 23 games at Progressive Field.

''It hurt my feelings a little bit because it didn't get out,'' he joked of his winning hit. ''That was the best I've hit a ball in a while and it stayed in the park.''

Dan Altavilla (2-2) got the last two outs in the seventh, and Juan Nicasio pitched a perfect eighth. Edwin Diaz, the Mariners' fifth reliever, walked Francisco Lindor with one out in the ninth, then retired Jason Kipnis on a flyout and struck out Jose Ramirez. Diaz leads the major leagues with 11 saves and has not blown any chances.

''We've been winning a lot of close games and Eddie's stuff was right there, like it has been the last three games,'' Mariners manager Scott Servais said.

Seattle's James Paxton matched a career high with 10 strikeouts, allowing two runs and five hits in six innings, throwing 100 pitches.

''I felt good and I thought I did some good things, but I was upset with the (three) walks,'' he said.

Yonder Alonso hit a two-run homer in the sixth, and the Indians tied the score in the seventh on Kipnis' RBI double against Marc Rzepczynski and Edwin Encarnacion's run-scoring single off Altavilla.

Coming off his first big league shutout, a two-hitter at Baltimore, Mike Clevinger gave up four runs and eight hits in six innings.

Ryon Healy, activated from the disabled list after missing 16 games with a sprained right ankle, singled in the third as Seattle took a 3-0 lead in a seven-pitch span with two outs. Healy scored on Dee Gordon's triple, and Segura had an RBI double and came home on Cano's single.

Zunino had an RBI single in the fourth. Cano appeared to hit a two-out homer in the fifth, but his drive was to left was ruled a double after a crew chief video review.

WERTH IT

OF Jayson Werth finalized his minor league contract with the Mariners and was 0 for 3 in his debut with Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday. The 38-year-old has a .267 average in 15 major league seasons, the last seven with Washington.

MELK MAN

OF Melky Cabrera, who signed a minor league deal with the Indians this week, would get a $1 million salary in the major leagues if added to the 40-man roster. He could earn $1 million in performance bonuses based on plate appearances: $100,000 for 200, and $150,000 each for 250, 300, 350, 400, 450 and 500.

TOUGH CROWD

The majority of the 12,133 fans booed when the scoreboard said the Browns selected quarterback Baker Mayfield with the first pick in the NFL draft.

UP NEXT

Mariners RHP Erasmo Ramirez makes his second start of the season Friday after returning from a shoulder injury. He allowed five runs in 4 2/3 innings against Texas last Sunday. Cleveland RHP Corey Kluber (3-1) pitched a six-hitter against the Mariners on opening day but lost 2-1 on Cruz's two-run homer in the first inning.

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  • W: D. Altavilla (2-2)L: N. Goody (0-1)S: E. Diaz (11)
  • HR: CLE - Y. Alonso (6)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Gordon CF51110000.286.314.378.6915.0
J. Segura SS41110000.297.321.436.7564.0
R. Cano 2B40210020.321.441.452.8943.0
N. Cruz DH40100012.267.290.550.8401.5
I. Suzuki PR-DH01000000.250.289.250.5391.0
K. Seager 3B41310000.247.297.419.7166.0
M. Haniger RF30000112.294.367.6351.0030.5
M. Zunino C40110002.208.240.500.7402.0
B. Gamel LF30000111.125.192.250.4420.5
R. Healy 1B41100012.115.148.154.3021.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    F. Lindor SS31000120.215.305.366.6704.0
    J. Kipnis 2B41210111.174.255.228.4835.5
    J. Ramirez 3B50000034.250.353.511.864-1.5
    E. Encarnacion DH40110022.176.263.365.6281.0
    M. Brantley LF41100011.310.333.431.7641.5
    Y. Gomes C40100021.228.279.439.7171.0
    Y. Alonso 1B41221001.220.281.463.7448.0
    B. Guyer RF10000200.143.231.314.5452.0
    a- T. Naquin PH-RF10000010.273.319.341.660-0.5
    R. Davis CF30000014.150.227.200.427-0.5
    B. Zimmer CF10000010.267.290.367.657-0.5
    • a-struck out for Guyer in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Segura (9), R. Cano (5), N. Cruz (5), K. Seager (7)
    • 3B - D. Gordon
    • RBI - D. Gordon (7), J. Segura (16), R. Cano (10), K. Seager (13), M. Zunino (4)
    • 2-Out RBI - D. Gordon (3), J. Segura (8), R. Cano (3), K. Seager (10)
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Kipnis (5), Y. Gomes (3)
    • HR - Y. Alonso (6)
    • RBI - J. Kipnis (6), E. Encarnacion (9), Y. Alonso 2 (15)
    • 2-Out RBI - E. Encarnacion (2), Y. Alonso 2 (7)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - F. Lindor (5)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Paxton6.052231015.121.4216.0
    N. Vincent (H, 5)0.10110006.751.61-1.0
    M. Rzepczynski0.011100011.252.50-2.0
    D. Altavilla (W, 2-2) (BS, 1)0.21000103.001.256.5
    J. Nicasio (H, 10)1.00000103.550.793.5
    E. Diaz (S, 11)1.00001200.680.6710.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Paxton6.0
    N. Vincent (H, 5)0.1
    M. Rzepczynski0.0
    D. Altavilla (W, 2-2) (BS, 1)0.2
    J. Nicasio (H, 10)1.0
    E. Diaz (S, 11)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Clevinger6.08441502.561.147.5
    D. Otero1.10000003.600.803.0
    J. Beliveau0.10000100.000.000.5
    N. Goody (L, 0-1)0.12111002.161.20-9.0
    Z. McAllister1.00000007.041.433.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - M. Rzepczynski, D. Altavilla (3)
    • HBP - N. Vincent
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Paxton 100-70, N. Vincent 8-4, M. Rzepczynski 5-3, D. Altavilla 9-6, J. Nicasio 9-7, E. Diaz 19-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Paxton 3-5, N. Vincent 1-0, J. Nicasio 1-1
    • Batters Faced - J. Paxton 26, N. Vincent 2, M. Rzepczynski, D. Altavilla 3, J. Nicasio 3, E. Diaz 4
    PITCHING
    • IBB - N. Goody
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Clevinger 88-59, D. Otero 11-8, J. Beliveau 4-3, N. Goody 12-8, Z. McAllister 6-5
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Clevinger 7-5, D. Otero 3-0, Z. McAllister 1-2
    • Batters Faced - M. Clevinger 26, D. Otero 3, J. Beliveau, N. Goody 4, Z. McAllister 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    CLE13-10
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Gordon CF51110000.286.314.378.6915.0
    J. Segura SS41110000.297.321.436.7564.0
    R. Cano 2B40210020.321.441.452.8943.0
    N. Cruz DH40100012.267.290.550.8401.5
    I. Suzuki PR-DH01000000.250.289.250.5391.0
    K. Seager 3B41310000.247.297.419.7166.0
    M. Haniger RF30000112.294.367.6351.0030.5
    M. Zunino C40110002.208.240.500.7402.0
    B. Gamel LF30000111.125.192.250.4420.5
    R. Healy 1B41100012.115.148.154.3021.5
    Total3551050269-----
    HITTERSAB
    D. Gordon CF5
    J. Segura SS4
    R. Cano 2B4
    N. Cruz DH4
    I. Suzuki PR-DH0
    K. Seager 3B4
    M. Haniger RF3
    M. Zunino C4
    B. Gamel LF3
    R. Healy 1B4
    Total35
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      F. Lindor SS31000120.215.305.366.6704.0
      J. Kipnis 2B41210111.174.255.228.4835.5
      J. Ramirez 3B50000034.250.353.511.864-1.5
      E. Encarnacion DH40110022.176.263.365.6281.0
      M. Brantley LF41100011.310.333.431.7641.5
      Y. Gomes C40100021.228.279.439.7171.0
      Y. Alonso 1B41221001.220.281.463.7448.0
      B. Guyer RF10000200.143.231.314.5452.0
      a- T. Naquin PH-RF10000010.273.319.341.660-0.5
      R. Davis CF30000014.150.227.200.427-0.5
      B. Zimmer CF10000010.267.290.367.657-0.5
      Total34474141414-----
      • a-struck out for Guyer in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Segura (9), R. Cano (5), N. Cruz (5), K. Seager (7)
      • 3B - D. Gordon
      • RBI - D. Gordon (7), J. Segura (16), R. Cano (10), K. Seager (13), M. Zunino (4)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. Gordon (3), J. Segura (8), R. Cano (3), K. Seager (10)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Kipnis (5), Y. Gomes (3)
      • HR - Y. Alonso (6)
      • RBI - J. Kipnis (6), E. Encarnacion (9), Y. Alonso 2 (15)
      • 2-Out RBI - E. Encarnacion (2), Y. Alonso 2 (7)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - F. Lindor (5)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Paxton6.052231015.121.4216.0
      N. Vincent (H, 5)0.10110006.751.61-1.0
      M. Rzepczynski0.011100011.252.50-2.0
      D. Altavilla (W, 2-2) (BS, 1)0.21000103.001.256.5
      J. Nicasio (H, 10)1.00000103.550.793.5
      E. Diaz (S, 11)1.00001200.680.6710.0
      Total9.07444141---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Paxton6.0
      N. Vincent (H, 5)0.1
      M. Rzepczynski0.0
      D. Altavilla (W, 2-2) (BS, 1)0.2
      J. Nicasio (H, 10)1.0
      E. Diaz (S, 11)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Clevinger6.08441502.561.147.5
      D. Otero1.10000003.600.803.0
      J. Beliveau0.10000100.000.000.5
      N. Goody (L, 0-1)0.12111002.161.20-9.0
      Z. McAllister1.00000007.041.433.0
      Total9.01055260---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Clevinger6.0
      D. Otero1.1
      J. Beliveau0.1
      N. Goody (L, 0-1)0.1
      Z. McAllister1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Rzepczynski, D. Altavilla (3)
      • HBP - N. Vincent
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Paxton 100-70, N. Vincent 8-4, M. Rzepczynski 5-3, D. Altavilla 9-6, J. Nicasio 9-7, E. Diaz 19-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Paxton 3-5, N. Vincent 1-0, J. Nicasio 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Paxton 26, N. Vincent 2, M. Rzepczynski, D. Altavilla 3, J. Nicasio 3, E. Diaz 4
      PITCHING
      • IBB - N. Goody
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Clevinger 88-59, D. Otero 11-8, J. Beliveau 4-3, N. Goody 12-8, Z. McAllister 6-5
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Clevinger 7-5, D. Otero 3-0, Z. McAllister 1-2
      • Batters Faced - M. Clevinger 26, D. Otero 3, J. Beliveau, N. Goody 4, Z. McAllister 3
      • 8TH INNING
        Seager doubled to deep center, Suzuki scored54
      • 7TH INNING
        Encarnacion singled to right, Kipnis scored44
        Kipnis doubled to deep center, Lindor scored43
      • 6TH INNING
        Alonso homered to right, Brantley scored42
      • 4TH INNING
        Zunino singled to right, Seager scored40
      • 3RD INNING
        Cano singled to left, Segura scored30
        Segura doubled to left, Gordon scored20
        Gordon tripled to left center, Healy scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Bradley Zimmer in center
        • Zach McAllister relieved Nick Goody
        • B. Gamel: Ball, Gamel lined out to center
        • R. Healy: Strike looking, Healy lined out to right
        • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Gordon grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Edwin Diaz relieved Juan Nicasio
        • B. Zimmer: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Zimmer struck out looking
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Lindor walked
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Kipnis flied out to left
        • J. Ramirez: Ball (pitchout), Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • D. Otero Pitching:
        • J. Segura: Ball, Foul, Segura grounded out to second
        • Jeff Beliveau relieved Dan Otero
        • R. Cano: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Cano struck out looking
        • Nick Goody relieved Jeff Beliveau
        • N. Cruz: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cruz doubled to deep left
        • Ichiro Suzuki ran for Nelson Cruz
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Seager doubled to deep center, Suzuki scored
        • M. Haniger: Haniger intentionally walked
        • M. Zunino: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Zunino popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Juan Nicasio relieved Dan Altavilla
        • Y. Gomes: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Gomes grounded out to third
        • Y. Alonso: Alonso flied out to deep left
        • Tyler Naquin hit for Brandon Guyer
        • T. Naquin: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Naquin struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • B. Gamel: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gamel walked
        • Dan Otero relieved Mike Clevinger
        • R. Healy: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Healy grounded into double play third to second to first, Gamel out at second
        • D. Gordon: Foul, Gordon grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Nick Vincent relieved James Paxton
        • R. Davis: Ball, Davis grounded out to shortstop
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Lindor hit by pitch
        • Marc Rzepczynski relieved Nick Vincent
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Lindor stole second, Ball, Lindor to third on wild pitch, Kipnis doubled to deep center, Lindor scored
        • Dan Altavilla relieved Marc Rzepczynski
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Kipnis to third on wild pitch, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
        • E. Encarnacion: Encarnacion singled to right, Kipnis scored
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Brantley flied out to deep center
        • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • K. Seager: Seager singled to right
        • M. Haniger: Strike swinging, Ball, Haniger grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Seager out at second
        • M. Zunino: Strike swinging, Zunino grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Paxton Pitching:
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Encarnacion flied out to right
        • M. Brantley: Brantley singled to center
        • Y. Gomes: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Foul tip, Gomes struck out on foul tip
        • Y. Alonso: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Alonso homered to right, Brantley scored
        • B. Guyer: Strike looking, Ball, Guyer lined out to left
        • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Gordon grounded bunt out to catcher
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Segura grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Cano: Cano doubled to left center
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cruz struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Paxton Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kipnis struck out swinging
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Foul, Ramirez flied out to deep right
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • K. Seager: Ball, Foul, Ball, Seager singled to center
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Haniger grounded out to third, Seager to second
        • M. Zunino: Ball, Foul, Zunino singled to right, Seager scored
        • B. Gamel: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Gamel struck out looking
        • R. Healy: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Healy struck out looking
        • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Paxton Pitching:
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Brantley struck out swinging
        • Y. Gomes: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Gomes doubled to deep center
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Alonso grounded out to second, Gomes to third
        • B. Guyer: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Guyer walked
        • R. Davis: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • M. Zunino: Ball, Zunino grounded out to third
        • B. Gamel: Ball, Ball, Gamel lined out to center
        • R. Healy: Healy singled to center
        • D. Gordon: Foul, Ball, Gordon tripled to left center, Healy scored
        • J. Segura: Segura doubled to left, Gordon scored
        • R. Cano: Foul, Cano singled to left, Segura scored
        • N. Cruz: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Cruz grounded into fielder's choice to third, Cano out at second
        • Middle of the 3rd (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Paxton Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Lindor grounded out to second
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Kipnis singled to center
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ramirez popped out to first
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul tip, Encarnacion struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Cruz flied out to deep left
        • K. Seager: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Seager lined out to second
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Haniger struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Paxton Pitching:
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Brantley lined out to left
        • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
        • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Alonso singled to left
        • B. Guyer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Guyer walked, Alonso to second
        • R. Davis: Davis grounded out to catcher, Alonso to third, Guyer to second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • D. Gordon: Strike swinging, Gordon flied out to right
        • J. Segura: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Segura lined out to shortstop
        • R. Cano: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cano struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Paxton Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Lindor struck out looking
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Kipnis walked
        • J. Ramirez: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Ramirez struck out looking
        • E. Encarnacion: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)