Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Jason Kipnis hit a three-run homer in the
bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Cleveland Indians over the Seattle
Mariners, 6-3, in the opener of a four-game series.
Drew Stubbs worked a two-out walk, stole second and moved to third on Michael
Bourn's infield single. Kipnis then smacked a Lucas Luetge (0-1) offering over
the wall in right to give Cleveland its second straight win.
Stubbs hit a solo homer for the Indians, who got an RBI from Jason Giambi.
Cleveland starter Ubaldo Jimenez allowed two runs on seven hits while striking
out nine over five-plus innings. Vinnie Pestano (1-0), who was activated from
the 15-day disabled list prior to Friday's game, tossed a scoreless 10th to
pick up the win.
Raul Ibanez went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer for the Mariners, who got a solo
homer from Kendrys Morales.
Brandon Maurer got the start for Seattle and gave up three runs on five hits
while striking out six over and walking four over six innings.
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