The Seattle Mariners received good news on all fronts Thursday. Several hours after making two trades to help their run at an AL wild-card spot, the Mariners rallied for a 6-5 win over the Cleveland Indians on Mike Zunino's two-run homer in the eighth inning. The win, along with the acquisitions of outfielders Austin Jackson and Chris Denorfia, resulted in a lot of smiles in the Mariners' clubhouse. "We've played well all year," said Dustin Ackley, who hit a two-run homer in the third. "We've put ourselves in a position to be in it at the end and to add a couple of good players will be big for us." Bryan Shaw (4-3) walked Kyle Seager to start the inning before Zunino, who also homered in Tuesday's win, hit a 2-0 pitch into the left-field bleachers for his 17th home run. "There's a nice little porch over there in left," Zunino said. "Just enough to get them over, that's all I'm trying to do." Joe Beimel (3-1) pitched one-third of an inning while Fernando Rodney worked the ninth for his AL-leading 30th save. The Mariners bounced back from a 2-0 loss on Wednesday in which they were held to three hits by Corey Kluber.
Zunino's homer lifts Mariners past Indians, 6-5
Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Aug 1