Naquin's pinch-hit single in 9th lifts Indians past Mariners

CLEVELAND (AP) The Indians needed something good to happen after watching their ace go down. Tyler Naquin came through for Cleveland.

Naquin's pinch-hit single with two outs in the ninth inning gave the Indians a 2-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. Naquin, batting for Jordan Luplow, grounded the first pitch from Anthony Swarzak through the right side to score Leonys Martin from second base.

Naquin was mobbed his teammates down the right field line after Cleveland's second walkoff win of the season.

The Indians needed a boost after placing pitcher Corey Kluber on the 10-day injured list before the game. Kluber broke his right arm after being hit by a line drive Wednesday and is out indefinitely. The Indians said Kluber does not need surgery for now and will be re-examined in three to four weeks.

Manager Terry Francona met with the players following batting practice to remind them the best way to deal with adversity is to stay focused and approach things one day at a time.

''Everybody in the baseball world knows that Klubes is the horse of the staff,'' Naquin said. ''A two-time Cy Young winner speaks for himself. He'll be missed, but we have some guys step up and fill that role.''

Swarzak (2-1) walked Francisco Lindor on four pitches to start the ninth, snapping a streak of 13 straight retired by Seattle pitchers. Martin fouled off a bunt attempt on the first pitch before hitting a groundball that forced Lindor. Jose Ramirez struck out, but Santana drew another four-pitch walk.

That set things up for Naquin, who used one of catcher Kevin Plawecki's bat.

''It's got his name on it,'' Naquin said. ''It reminds me of him when I walk up there, so that's good. I've been using it for a week or so.''

Brad Hand (1-1) struck out two in the ninth to earn the win.

Rookie left-hander Yusei Kikuchi allowed one run and struck out a career-high 10 in seven innings. Kikuchi retired the last 10 hitters he faced, striking out six of the final seven.

''Yusei did a great job, the best we've seen since he's been a Mariner,'' manager Scott Servais said. ''He continues to grow and I thought he was great tonight.''

Added Kikuchi: ''I was able to think one inning at a time. That was my philosophy, to zero in on each inning.''

The Mariners have lost five straight and are 5-14 since starting the season with a 13-2 record.

Indians starter Shane Bieber allowed one run - a one-out homer by Jay Bruce in the fourth - and struck out eight in a career-high 7 2/3 innings.

Kluber and Mike Clevinger (strained upper back muscle) are out of Cleveland's rotation for the time being.

''If anything, you just want to step up a little bit more, but it doesn't change your approach at all,'' Bieber said.

Bruce's 10th home run of the season came on a 1-1 pitch in the fourth, but the lead was brief. Martin broke an 0-for-21 slump with a leadoff double for Cleveland's first hit. Ramirez singled and Martin scored on Santana's double-play grounder.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: 3B Ryon Healy (groin tightness) was removed in the fifth inning and replaced by Dylan Moore. Healy struck out and grounded out before leaving the game.

Indians: Kluber's injury has caused the rotation to be shuffled. RHP Cody Anderson will pitch Sunday and RHP Jefry Rodriguez will start Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox. Both will be called up from Triple-A Columbus. RHP Trevor Bauer will start Monday instead of Sunday.

TOUGH INNING

Swarzak struggled with his command in the ninth, throwing only eight of his 18 pitches for strikes.

''It was the walks that hurt Anthony,'' Servais said. ''He made some pitches, but couldn't escape those walks.''

TAKE A BOW

Lindor was presented with his Silver Slugger Award from last season in which he batted .277 with 38 homers and 92 RBIs.

Francona managed his 1,000th game with the Indians and moved into sole possession of fifth place in franchise history with his 562nd win in Cleveland.

UP NEXT

Mariners: RHP Mike Leake (2-3, 4.98 ERA) was rocked for nine runs, including five earned, over five innings in a 15-1 loss to Texas on April 27.

Indians: RHP Carlos Carrasco (2-3, 5.86 ERA) has only allowed two earned runs in his first two home starts in 2019, going 1-0 with a 2.00 ERA.

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  • W: B. Hand (1-1)L: A. Swarzak (2-1)
  • HR: SEA - J. Bruce (10)
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D. Santana LF40000012.275.340.457.796-0.5
J. Bruce RF41111010.189.271.547.8185.5
O. Narvaez C40100000.289.381.478.8591.0
T. Beckham SS40200011.284.352.534.8863.5
R. Healy 3B20000011.231.296.463.759-0.5
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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    J. Ramirez 3B40100021.186.279.274.5530.0
    C. Santana 1B30000111.314.426.480.9070.5
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    C. Gonzalez LF30000022.226.293.340.633-1.0
    J. Kipnis 2B30000001.173.246.192.4380.0
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    J. Bauers DH30000020.231.311.363.673-1.0
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    • a-singled for Luplow in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - T. Beckham 2 (11)
    • HR - J. Bruce (10)
    • RBI - J. Bruce (18)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Bruce (4)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Vogelbach 4 (4), E. Encarnacion, D. Santana 2 (2), D. Moore
    BATTING
    • 2B - L. Martin (5), J. Luplow (2)
    • RBI - T. Naquin (8)
    • 2-Out RBI - T. Naquin (4)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Gonzalez, J. Kipnis
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - D. Gordon (9)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Gordon-Beckham-Encarnacion)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - J. Luplow (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    Y. Kikuchi7.031111003.981.1624.0
    Z. Rosscup1.00000001.741.743.0
    A. Swarzak (L, 2-1)0.21112103.601.50-8.5
    PITCHERSIP
    Y. Kikuchi7.0
    Z. Rosscup1.0
    A. Swarzak (L, 2-1)0.2
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    S. Bieber7.26111813.161.0320.0
    O. Perez0.00001007.942.12-1.0
    A. Cimber0.11000004.150.69-1.0
    B. Hand (W, 1-1)1.01000201.230.8910.0
    PITCHERSIP
    S. Bieber7.2
    O. Perez0.0
    A. Cimber0.1
    B. Hand (W, 1-1)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Kikuchi 93-60, Z. Rosscup 9-7, A. Swarzak 18-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Kikuchi 5-5, Z. Rosscup 2-1, A. Swarzak 1-0
    • Batters Faced - Y. Kikuchi 24, Z. Rosscup 3, A. Swarzak 5
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - S. Bieber 114-71, O. Perez 6-2, A. Cimber 12-7, B. Hand 15-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Bieber 9-5, A. Cimber 1-0
    • Batters Faced - S. Bieber 29, O. Perez, A. Cimber 2, B. Hand 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    M. Haniger CF40100032.237.320.496.816-0.5
    D. Vogelbach DH20000204.289.450.6841.1342.0
    E. Encarnacion 1B40100011.231.368.463.8310.5
    D. Santana LF40000012.275.340.457.796-0.5
    J. Bruce RF41111010.189.271.547.8185.5
    O. Narvaez C40100000.289.381.478.8591.0
    T. Beckham SS40200011.284.352.534.8863.5
    R. Healy 3B20000011.231.296.463.759-0.5
    D. Moore 3B20000021.184.279.289.569-1.0
    Y. Kikuchi P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    Z. Rosscup P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    Total34181121012-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      F. Lindor SS30000110.214.261.429.6890.5
      L. Martin CF42100011.214.307.393.7003.5
      J. Ramirez 3B40100021.186.279.274.5530.0
      C. Santana 1B30000111.314.426.480.9070.5
      J. Luplow RF20100110.273.407.364.7712.5
      a- T. Naquin PH10110000.278.307.389.6962.0
      C. Gonzalez LF30000022.226.293.340.633-1.0
      J. Kipnis 2B30000001.173.246.192.4380.0
      K. Plawecki C30000010.200.333.400.733-0.5
      J. Bauers DH30000020.231.311.363.673-1.0
      S. Bieber P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      O. Perez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      A. Cimber P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      B. Hand P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      Total2924103116-----
      • a-singled for Luplow in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Beckham 2 (11)
      • HR - J. Bruce (10)
      • RBI - J. Bruce (18)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Bruce (4)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Vogelbach 4 (4), E. Encarnacion, D. Santana 2 (2), D. Moore
      BATTING
      • 2B - L. Martin (5), J. Luplow (2)
      • RBI - T. Naquin (8)
      • 2-Out RBI - T. Naquin (4)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Gonzalez, J. Kipnis
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - D. Gordon (9)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Gordon-Beckham-Encarnacion)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Luplow (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Y. Kikuchi7.031111003.981.1624.0
      Z. Rosscup1.00000001.741.743.0
      A. Swarzak (L, 2-1)0.21112103.601.50-8.5
      Total8.24223110---
      PITCHERSIP
      Y. Kikuchi7.0
      Z. Rosscup1.0
      A. Swarzak (L, 2-1)0.2
      Total8.2
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      S. Bieber7.26111813.161.0320.0
      O. Perez0.00001007.942.12-1.0
      A. Cimber0.11000004.150.69-1.0
      B. Hand (W, 1-1)1.01000201.230.8910.0
      Total9.08112101---
      PITCHERSIP
      S. Bieber7.2
      O. Perez0.0
      A. Cimber0.1
      B. Hand (W, 1-1)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Kikuchi 93-60, Z. Rosscup 9-7, A. Swarzak 18-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Kikuchi 5-5, Z. Rosscup 2-1, A. Swarzak 1-0
      • Batters Faced - Y. Kikuchi 24, Z. Rosscup 3, A. Swarzak 5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Bieber 114-71, O. Perez 6-2, A. Cimber 12-7, B. Hand 15-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Bieber 9-5, A. Cimber 1-0
      • Batters Faced - S. Bieber 29, O. Perez, A. Cimber 2, B. Hand 4
      • 9TH INNING
        Naquin singled to right, Martin scored, Santana to second12
      • 4TH INNING
        Santana grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Martin scored, Ramirez out at second11
        Bruce homered to right10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Brad Hand relieved Adam Cimber
        • J. Bruce: Ball, Bruce lined out to third
        • O. Narvaez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Narvaez singled to right
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • D. Moore: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Moore struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Anthony Swarzak relieved Zac Rosscup
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lindor walked
        • L. Martin: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Martin reached on fielder's choice to second, Lindor out at second
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Ramirez struck out looking
        • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana walked, Martin to second
        • Tyler Naquin hit for Jordan Luplow
        • T. Naquin: Naquin singled to right, Martin scored, Santana to second
      • 8TH INNING
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • D. Gordon: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Gordon grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Haniger struck out swinging
        • Oliver Perez relieved Shane Bieber
        • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Vogelbach walked
        • Adam Cimber relieved Oliver Perez
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Encarnacion singled to left, Vogelbach to third
        • D. Santana: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Santana grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Zac Rosscup relieved Yusei Kikuchi
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Strike looking, Kipnis grounded out to second
        • K. Plawecki: Strike looking, Ball, Plawecki grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Bauers: Foul, Strike looking, Bauers flied out to center
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • O. Narvaez: Strike swinging, Narvaez grounded out to third
        • T. Beckham: Strike swinging, Beckham grounded out to third
        • D. Moore: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Moore struck out looking
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Y. Kikuchi Pitching:
        • C. Santana: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
        • J. Luplow: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Luplow struck out looking
        • C. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Encarnacion grounded out to shortstop
        • D. Santana: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Santana grounded out to second
        • J. Bruce: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Bruce struck out looking
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Y. Kikuchi Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
        • L. Martin: Foul, Ball, Ball, Martin fouled out to catcher
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Ramirez struck out looking
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Beckham doubled to deep center, Beckham out at third
        • R. Healy: Strike looking, Healy flied out to right
        • D. Gordon: Gordon singled to left
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Haniger reached on an infield single to second, Gordon to second
        • D. Vogelbach: Vogelbach popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Dylan Moore at third base
        • J. Kipnis: Kipnis lined out to center
        • K. Plawecki: Ball, Plawecki popped out to shortstop
        • J. Bauers: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Bauers struck out looking
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Encarnacion fouled out to first
        • D. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Santana struck out looking
        • J. Bruce: Ball, Strike looking, Bruce homered to right
        • O. Narvaez: Ball, Narvaez grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Y. Kikuchi Pitching:
        • L. Martin: Strike swinging, Martin doubled to deep center
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ramirez singled to left, Martin to third
        • C. Santana: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Santana grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Martin scored, Ramirez out at second
        • J. Luplow: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Luplow doubled to deep left
        • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to first
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • T. Beckham: Beckham doubled to deep left
        • R. Healy: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Healy struck out swinging
        • D. Gordon: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gordon singled to center, Beckham to third
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Ball, Gordon stole second, Foul, Strike looking, Haniger struck out looking
        • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Vogelbach grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Y. Kikuchi Pitching:
        • K. Plawecki: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Plawecki struck out looking
        • J. Bauers: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bauers struck out swinging
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Lindor lined out to third
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • D. Santana: Strike looking, Santana grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Bruce: Ball, Foul, Bruce lined out to first
        • O. Narvaez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Narvaez flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Y. Kikuchi Pitching:
        • C. Santana: Strike looking, Santana grounded out to first
        • J. Luplow: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Luplow walked
        • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Kipnis grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • D. Gordon: Ball, Ball, Gordon grounded out to first
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Haniger struck out looking
        • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Vogelbach walked
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Y. Kikuchi Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Lindor grounded out to third
        • L. Martin: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ramirez lined out to center
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)