|SEATTLE ( YOUNG )|
CLEVELAND ( MCALLISTER )
|917||SEATTLE||+115||Ov 8.5,-110||+120||Ov 8.5,+100|
|918||CLEVELAND||-125||Un 8.5,-110||-130||Un 8.5,-120|
|vs Right-handed Starters||33-38||-9||27-43||3.9||0.244||0.300||3.4||0.225||0.289|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-4.7||0-7||2.0||0.211||0.253||2.7||0.185||0.257|
|vs Right-handed Starters||39-35||+1.3||41-31||4.7||0.261||0.327||4.4||0.258||0.319|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-3.5||3-4||3.6||0.237||0.294||3.7||0.227||0.252|
|7/18/2014||IWAKUMA(R)||@ LA ANGELS||WEAVER(R)||2-3||L||120||7.5 un||U||15||14||1||12||9||1|
|7/19/2014||HERNANDEZ(R)||@ LA ANGELS||RICHARDS(R)||3-2||W||-105||6.5 ov||U||9||8||1||5||7||0|
|7/20/2014||YOUNG(R)||@ LA ANGELS||SKAGGS(L)||5-6||L||160||8 ov||O||10||5||0||16||12||0|
|7/21/2014||ELIAS(L)||NY METS||NIESE(L)||5-2||W||-120||7.5 un||U||14||8||1||9||10||0|
|7/22/2014||RAMIREZ(L)||NY METS||DEGROM(R)||1-3||L||-115||7.5 un||U||5||5||0||6||6||1|
|7/23/2014||WALKER(R)||NY METS||COLON(R)||2-3||L||-125||7.5 un||U||5||4||0||4||8||0|
|7/29/2014||IWAKUMA(R)||@ CLEVELAND||BAUER(R)||5-2||W||105||7.5 ev||U||11||9||0||8||6||0|
|7/30/2014||HERNANDEZ(R)||@ CLEVELAND||KLUBER(R)||0-2||L||-110||6.5 un||U||3||1||0||4||4||1|
|7/31/2014||YOUNG(R)||@ CLEVELAND||MCALLISTER(R)|| |
|8/1/2014||ELIAS(L)||@ BALTIMORE||CHEN(L)|| |
|8/2/2014||PAXTON(L)||@ BALTIMORE||GONZALEZ(R)|| |
|8/3/2014||IWAKUMA(R)||@ BALTIMORE||TILLMAN(R)|| |
|8/7/2014|| ||CHI WHITE SOX|| || |
|7/18/2014||BAUER(R)||@ DETROIT||SANCHEZ(R)||9-3||W||155||8.5 ov||O||14||7||1||11||8||0|
|7/19/2014||KLUBER(R)||@ DETROIT||VERHAGEN(R)||6-2||W||-135||8.5 ov||U||12||6||0||7||5||1|
|7/19/2014||MCALLISTER(R)||@ DETROIT||SCHERZER(R)||5-2||W||175||8.5 un||U||8||9||0||5||7||0|
|7/20/2014||TOMLIN(R)||@ DETROIT||SMYLY(L)||1-5||L||110||9 ev||U||4||5||0||9||6||0|
|7/21/2014||HOUSE(L)||@ MINNESOTA||JOHNSON(L)||3-4||L||-110||9.5 un||U||8||8||0||9||6||2|
|7/22/2014||SALAZAR(R)||@ MINNESOTA||PINO(R)||8-2||W||-135||9 un||O||11||6||0||9||10||0|
|7/23/2014||BAUER(R)||@ MINNESOTA||SWARZAK(R)||1-3||L||-135||8.5 un||U||5||6||1||8||6||1|
|7/24/2014||KLUBER(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||DUFFY(L)||1-2||L||110||7 ev||U||7||10||1||5||1||0|
|7/25/2014||TOMLIN(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||VENTURA(R)||4-6||L||110||8 ov||O||7||6||1||10||4||1|
|7/26/2014||MCALLISTER(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||GUTHRIE(R)||5-7||L||100||9 ov||O||12||9||0||9||4||0|
|7/27/2014||SALAZAR(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||CHEN(L)||10-3||W||100||8 un||O||15||7||0||8||5||0|
|8/6/2014||HOUSE(L)||@ CINCINNATI||LATOS(R)|| |
|8/7/2014|| ||@ CINCINNATI|| || |
|SEATTLE: SEATTLE (AP) - Robinson Cano was just the start. The Seattle Mariners didn't stop with one major splash in trying to catch up with the best in the AL West.|
Even so, there remain many questions about whether Seattle's additions as a whole can improve a team coming off a 71-win season.
The moves made by Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik were in hopes of improving the Mariners and solidifying his own future after a shaky offseason that started with Eric Wedge's decision not to return as manager.
Lloyd McClendon is getting his second shot as a major league manager nine years after he was last leading a club in Pittsburgh. Along with Cano, Seattle signed outfielder Corey Hart, closer Fernando Rodney and traded for designated hitter Logan Morrison.
Despite those moves, there remain concerns about the depth of Seattle's rotation beyond ace Felix Hernandez and whether players the Mariners have been waiting for to finally pop can establish themselves as reliable, everyday starters.
Yet the Mariners believe they will be competitive in one of baseball's toughest divisions.
''We're ready to win. That's what it's all about,'' Hernandez said. ''We're ready to win ballgames in Seattle. We're ready to be in the playoffs, we're ready to do that.''
|CLEVELAND: CLEVELAND (AP) - Jason Kipnis didn't want it to end. He had plenty of company.|
After the final out ended the club's magical, turnaround season so jarringly last October, Kipnis, who made his first All-Star team in 2013 and a few of his teammates lingered in the dugout and watched as Tampa Bay's players celebrated their 4-0 win in the AL wild-card playoff game.
One and done. Hardly the finish Cleveland wanted.
And once again, the city would remain without a major sports championship, a drought approaching its 50-year anniversary.
But despite their brief postseason appearance in manager Terry Francona's first year, the Indians intend to play in October again - and again.
''We don't want it to be a fluke,'' Kipnis said. ''We don't want to be a one-trick pony. We want to be at the top and we want to stay there.''
Hoping to build off their unexpected 92-win campaign, the Indians enter 2014 confident they can not only contend this season, but go even further.
During spring training in Arizona, first baseman Nick Swisher, who also serves as the club's high-energy hype man, handed out ''Unfinished Business'' T-shirts to his teammates.
The Indians aren't satisfied.
''Last season, hopefully, was a steppingstone that we needed to get us going in the right direction,'' Swisher said. ''Last year was that amazing year to get us in the right mind frame to say, `Hey, we can do this. We are a team. And people need to start recognizing it.'''
Cleveland had to win its final 10 games just to make the playoffs. The late-season kick wouldn't have been necessary if the Indians had played more consistently, and more evenness has been a focus for Francona, who feels his club has the makings to do something special again.
''I love our team,'' said the AL's manager of the year. ''I love coming to the ballpark and watching them play. They are easy to like because they try hard. When you can show up with a group of guys and you respect the way they go about things it makes the challenging times more fulfilling. We know we can do it now. We've got to try and go do it better.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER AL PREVIEW (SEATTLE-CLEVELAND) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Mariners-Indians Preview* ==========================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
Seattle (55-51) at Cleveland (52-54), 7:05 p.m. EDT
The Cleveland Indians' trade of opening-day starter Justin Masterson could be viewed as the club conceding its season after falling into third place in the AL Central following a difficult stretch.
Cleveland contends that's not the case, but it puts added pressure on pitchers like Zach McAllister to make up for Masterson's absence in the rotation.
McAllister takes the mound Thursday night as the Indians host the Seattle Mariners looking to take two of three in the series.
Cleveland (53-54) had lost seven of nine heading into Wednesday's contest with Seattle, and earlier in the day it traded Masterson to St. Louis for Double-A outfielder James Ramsey.
Masterson will be a free agent at season's end, and the Indians decided to get a return rather than potentially letting him walk in free agency.
There also are rumors Cleveland is shopping shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, who also will be a free agent. Despite the Masterson trade and any other potential roster move, manager Terry Francona still has hope the Indians can make a second straight playoff appearance.
"We will never raise the white flag," Francona said. "That's not an option."
Cleveland trails Detroit by 6 1/2 games in the division and Toronto by five for the second-wild card spot after winning 2-0 on Wednesday to keep pace with the Tigers and Blue Jays.
The victory marked the Indians' first shutout since blanking Seattle on June 28, and McAllister (3-6, 5.65 ERA) will look to give them another solid performance in this contest.
McAllister went 3-0 with a 2.28 ERA in his first four starts of the season before struggling in May and being sent to the minors. He hasn't been much better since returning to the Indians, giving up six runs in four innings of a 7-5 loss to Kansas City on Saturday to drop to 0-2 with a 4.96 ERA in three July outings.
Since his last victory April 21, the right-hander has gone 0-6 with a 7.65 ERA in nine major league starts.
"If not he's not throwing (secondary pitches) for strikes, they're not going to help," Francona said. "I actually think when he's throwing his fastball and he's locating it, it's a really good pitch. That's what makes Zach the pitcher we need."
McAllister is 0-2 with a 5.60 ERA in five career starts against Seattle (55-52), which has lost 12 of 18. It fell three games back of Toronto in the wild-card race.
Chris Young will take the mound looking to help the Mariners get on track.
Young (9-6, 3.04) continued his solid run Saturday, allowing two hits and striking out eight in seven scoreless innings of a 4-3 win over Baltimore. He improved to 4-2 with a 2.12 ERA over his last eight outings while holding opponents to a .197 average.
The right-hander has been a pleasant surprise for the Mariners, who picked him up off waivers after he was released by Washington following spring training. Young didn't pitch in the majors last season while dealing with constant shoulder pain.
"I think he's getting stronger," manager Lloyd McClendon said. "We've made a real conscious effort to watch his pitch count and give him a sixth day (off) when we have the opportunity. I think it's paying off."
Young gave up one run in five innings of a 3-2 win over the Indians on June 27. His only start in Cleveland came in 2005 while with Texas, and he allowed two hits in eight innings of a 3-0 win.
|Last Updated: 9/17/2014 8:38:22 PM EST|