The Cleveland team rallied against Seattle's bullpen for a 6-5 victory in 11 innings. • Latino Sports


The Cleveland team rallied against Seattle’s bullpen for a 6-5 victory in 11 innings.


Carlos Santana celebrates after hitting the winning run in the 11 inning (Photo by Frank Hyatt)

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland team, otherwise named for the popular name in place of Native Americans — as depicted by the caricature of an  Indian, rallied against Seattle’s bullpen for a 6-5 victory in 11 innings.

José Lopez, a former Mariners infielder, hit a three-run home run off Steve Delabar with two outs in the bottom of the eighth to tie the game at 4.

José Lopez rounds 3rd base after a 3 run home run off his former team in the 8th inning. (Photo by Frank Hyatt)

Michael Saunders put Seattle back in the lead with an RBI double in the top of the 11th, but closer Brandon League gave up two runs in the bottom of the inning to take the loss.

Carlos Santana ripped a pitch from Mariners closer Brandon League into center field for a walk-off single that completed a comeback and sent Cleveland to a 6-5 victory in 11 innings at Progressive Field.

Carlos Santana's contributed to Brandon League's woes in Cleveland. Could one say Cleveland is out of his league (Photo by Frank Hyatt)

It was League’s seventh blown save in nine opportunities against the Indians and his second this season. The All-Star closer is 2-5 with a 9.18 ERA against Cleveland, and it was the third walk-off loss of his career at Progressive Field.

Ex-Yankee Hector Noesi threw 6 1/3 innings of one-run for the sinking Mariners.

Seattle Mariners' Hector Noesi threw 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball, but the bull pen could not hold and save (Photo By Frank Hyatt)

About William Gerena-Rochet

William Gerena Rochet, is the former Latino Sports baseball editor. He is a retired NYC teacher who divides his time living between New York City and San Juan, Puerto Rico. He started writing for Latino Sports during the inaugural World Baseball Classic when a series was played in Puerto Rico in 2006. On of his favorite moments was covering the 2006 MLB All-Star Game in Pittsburgh. During his time with Latino Sports, he covered several divisional and League championship series games and the 2009 World Series. He also covered the last game at the old Yankee stadium and the first game of the current one. In closing, William has covered multiples Latino Sports MVP Awards ceremonies and Spanish Language Press Conferences including the Jorge Posada retirement one. Now a contributor, Willie will occasionally cover the Yankees.

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