Brantley, Lindor spark 8-run 3rd as Indians rout Mariners

CLEVELAND — Michael Brantley homered and Francisco Lindor had a two-run double as the Cleveland Indians scored eight times in the third inning of a 12-4 win over the weary Seattle Mariners on Sunday.

Brantley led off the big inning with a single and capped it with a two-run homer. Lindor, who had three RBIs, hit a solo homer in the third and preceded Brantley’s homer with his double.

The inning included three singles, a double, a triple that was lost in the sun, a sacrifice fly and two walks.

Seattle, playing the final game of an 11-day road trip, was only charged with one error, but had several misplays in the field.

Josh Tomlin (2-3) allowed four runs in five-plus innings for the win. The Mariners began the sixth with six straight hits and scored three times, but Nick Goody worked out of a bases-loaded, none-out jam.

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