Naquin hits walk-off single, Indians beat Mariners 2-1

The Indians are 17-13 this season

James Rapien
May 03, 2019 - 10:01 pm
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Cleveland, OH (92.3 The Fan) – Tyler Naquin hadn't played all night, but he knew a single would send everyone home happy. The 28-year-old did his job, hitting a first-pitch single in the bottom of the ninth and the Indians beat the Mariners 2-1. 

It was Naquin's third career walk-off hit and the first since his inside the park home run against Toronto in 2016. 

It was a pitchers duel at Progressive Field on Friday night. Shane Bieber was great for the Indians, allowing just one run and six hits in a career-high 7.2 innings. He finished with eighth strikeouts and walked one.

Bieber threw 114 pitches (71 strikes), which was also a career-high. Former Indians outfielder Jay Bruce homered in the fourth inning for Seattle's only run. Beiber's ERA fell to 3.16 on the season.

The Indians struggled at the plate all night long. They didn't get a hit until Leonys Martin's double in the fourth inning. He eventually scored on a ground ball by Carlos Santana. 

Seattle starter Yusei Kikuchi was even more dominant than Bieber. He allowed three hits in seven innings and finished with 10 strikeouts. 

The Indians improve to 17-13 on the season. 

Up Next – Carlos Carrasco will get the start for the Indians on Saturday. He enters with a 2-3 record and 5.86 ERA. Mike Leake will pitch for Seattle. He's 2-3 on the season with a 4.98 ERA.