Cleveland found success on the West Coast in the second week of the season. The Indians (8-6) saw their starting pitchers struggle but strong offensive performances carried the team on the road.
Overall, the Indians went 4-2 on a West Coast road trip against the Seattle Mariners (7-10) and Oakland Athletics (8-9).
Game 9: Indians 9, Mariners 8
Game 10: Mariners 4, Indians 1
The Indians fell behind early and were unable to take advantage of big opportunities late in the game against Vargas and the Mariners’ bullpen. (full recap here)
Game 11: Indians 2, Mariners 1
Game 12: Indians 4, Athletics 3
Ubaldo Jimenez was shaky, but the Indians held onto their early lead to take the series opener in Oakland. (full recap here)
Game 13: Indians 5, Athletics 1
Game 14: Athletics 5, Indians 1
The Indians got on the board quickly, but they could not complete the sweep as Masterson’s early-season struggles continued and the Tribe’s bats were silenced. (full recap here)