Urshela hits 1st big league homer, Indians top Mariners 6-0
CLEVELAND — Giovanny Urshela hit his first major league home run, Shaun Marcum and his bullpen combined on a two-hitter and the Cleveland Indians beat the Seattle Mariners 6-0 on Thursday.
A 23-year-old from Colombia who made his big league debut Tuesday, Urshela grounded an RBI single past shortstop Brad Miller in a four-run third, the first batter after Tom Wilhelmsen relieved J.A. Happ (3-2). Cleveland saved the ball for Urshela, who then hit a solo homer off Vidal Nuno in the sixth.
That ball just cleared the 19-foot fence in left and rebounded onto the field, providing a second memento for Urshela, who smiled widely as he slapped hands with teammates in the dugout.
Urshela is 2 for 8 with three RBIs. He was called up from Triple-A Columbus when third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall was sent down.