October 31, 2014

Medina
Cloudy
40°F

Mariners 5, Indians 1: Tribe offense sputters again

MARINERS (5-1) 5, INDIANS (5-2) 1

BAD MATCHUP: Cleveland has not beat Seattle in eight exhibition games since moving their spring training operations to Goodyear in 2009.

FALSE ALARM: A fire alarm sounded at Goodyear Ballpark in the top of the eighth inning, with instructions to leave the park following. Fans began heading for the turnstiles before it was announced as a false alarm. Turns out, a mischievous child pulled the alarm, which caused a five-minute delay before play was resumed.

WHERE’S THE BEEF? After putting up whopping offensive numbers over their first five games, the Indians have managed just two runs on 11 hits in their last two. “We’ve got a little heavy legs the last couple of days,” manager Terry Francona said. “You’re not going to see (the regulars) get locked in for a while.”

HITS: Catcher Yan Gomes continues to put the heat on backup Lou Marson. Gomes went 2-for-2 with a double and has hits in each of his last four trips to the plate. … Left-hander Nick Hagadone struck out two of the three hitters he faced in the eighth inning.

MISSES: Rotation candidate Corey Kluber was roughed up for three runs on five hits (one home run) over two innings. … Designated hitter Jason Giambi went 0-for-3 with a strikeout, and doesn’t have a hit in six official at-bats.

ATTENDANCE: 2,252 at Goodyear Ballpark