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.
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.
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.