Vinnie Pestano allowed two runs in the eighth inning to break a 1-1 tie in Seattle's 3-1 win over the Indians. The loss is the Indians eighth straight and they end their nine game road trip 1-8.
Michael Saunders got the Mariners on the board in the first inning with a solo shot off Tribe starter Zach McAllister. McAllister pitched well for the Indians, going six innings allowing only one run on three hits and struck out four.
The Indians tied it at one in the sixth when Casey Kotchman hit a dribbler up the third base line that scored Shin-Soo Choo.
Eric Thames knocked in the go-ahead runs in the eighth with a 2-run double.
After the game, Indians manager Manny Acta had some strong words for his players. He said he told them, "(I)t's never been done in the history of the game where 25 guys get released. They should relax. If one guy is going to go, it's going to be me, not them. So relax and play the game."
The Indians return home losers of 21 of their last 25 games. They open a three-game series with the Yankees on Friday at Progressive Field.
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