Bauer holds Mariners in check to give Tribe sixth win in row

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SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 06: Rajai Davis #20 (2R) of the Cleveland Indians celebrates with teammates after defeating the Seattle Mariners 3-1 at Safeco Field on June 6, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

SEATTLE — Trevor Bauer pitched 7 1/3 strong innings and Rajai Davis homered to lead the Cleveland Indians to their sixth straight victory with a 3-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night.

Bauer (4-2) gave up one run while scattering five hits. He walked one and struck out 10 to earn his first victory since May 10. Bryan Shaw got the final two outs in the eighth and Cody Allen worked the ninth to pick up his 12th save in 13 opportunities.

It’s the longest win streak for the Indians since Aug. 25-31 and extended their lead over Kansas City in the AL Central to 2 1/2 games.

James Paxton (0-2) took the loss for the Mariners, who have dropped four straight. He allowed all three runs — just one earned — on five hits. He walked one and struck out 10 in six innings.

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