Indians Win 5th Straight Game
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The magic continued at Progressive Field on Monday afternoon.
The Indians completed their four-game sweep of the Mariners with their third walk-off win of the series, 10-8 over Seattle before just under 20,000 fans.
The Indians got a clutch 3-run homer by Yan Gomes in the bottom of the 10th inning for the victory, the team’s 18th win in the last 22 games.
The Indians bullpen gave up in an uncharacteristic fashion, solo homers to the Mariners to keep them in the game.
The bullpen’s big three — Vinnie Pestano, Chris Perez and Joe Smith — were victimized by Seattle hitters, but the Tribe got new life in the bottom of the 9th inning when the Mariners pitcher botched a play that could have closed out the game.
Smith was credited with the win, despite giving up the home run in the 10th inning. Cleveland has now won five games in a row.
Gomes had two homers in the game. He was 3 for 5 with 4 RBI.
The Indians are now 26-17 and 15-8 at Progressive Field.
They remain in first place in the American League Central with the Detroit Tigers coming to Cleveland for single games on Tuesday and Wednesday night.
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