This Week in Indians Baseball: Week 2

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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.

GAME RUNDOWNS

Overall, the Indians went 4-2 on a West Coast road trip against the Seattle Mariners (7-10) and Oakland Athletics (8-9).

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Game 9: Indians 9, Mariners 8

W: Rafael Perez, L: Charlie Furbush

The Indians rallied back from an early seven-run deficit for a dramatic comeback. Chris Perez worked out of a jam in a nervewracking ninth inning to complete the victory. (full recap here)

Game 10: Mariners 4, Indians 1

W: Jason Vargas, L: Derek Lowe

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

W: Josh Tomlin, L: Brandon League

Felix Hernandez was lights-out for Seattle, but a ninth-inning rally and a strong effort by Josh Tomlin gave the Indians a last at-bat win. (full recap here)

Game 12: Indians 4, Athletics 3

W: Ubaldo Jimenez, L: Graham Godfrey

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

W: Jeanmar Gomez, L: Brandon McCarthy

Jason Kipnis was the Tribe’s offensive spark while the pitching staff, led by Gomez and Chris Perez, kept the Athletics’ bats at bay. (full recap here)

Game 14: Athletics 5, Indians 1

W: Tyson Ross, L: Justin Masterson

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)

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