CLEVELAND (AP) -- Jose Lopez figured looking at videotape would
help him break out of a slump.
The film session paid off as he had three big hits in the
"I looked at some film this morning," said Lopez, who broke an
0-for-15 slump by going 3-for-5. "I was moving my left foot up a
little bit. I made a little change and it helped. I felt
There were some uncomfortable moments in the Cleveland clubhouse
afterwards, however, as second baseman Ronnie Belliard said goodbye
to players after being told he had been traded to St. Louis for
infielder Hector Luna.
"I've been here the last three years," Belliard said. "I
didn't think I would get traded. I was surprised."
Jacob Woods (3-1) pitched a scoreless eighth inning for the win
and J.J. Putz got out of a jam for his 22nd save in 26 chances.
Putz forced Grady Sizemore to hit into a game-ending double play
with the bases loaded as Seattle won for the seventh time in 10
The Mariners started the day in last place in the AL West, but
were only 3½ games out of first. They improved to two games under
.500 (51-53) with the win.
"All four teams are trying to grab it," said Mariners manager
Mike Hargrove. "I laugh when I hear people say no one wants it. It
might be a case where everyone wants it too bad."
Cleveland lost for the 11th time in 15 games since July 14 and
went 3-6 on a nine-game homestand. The Indians are 0-6-1 since last
winning a series June 30 to July 2 in Cincinnati.
Fausto Carmona (1-4) walked pinch-hitter Ben Broussard to start
the ninth. Broussard was bunted to second by Yuniesky Betancourt
and went to third on an infield single by Rene Rivera, but was
caught in a rundown when pinch-hitter Kenji Johjima grounded to
"You can't walk the leadoff guy on four pitches," said Indians
manager Eric Wedge, who also was upset that catcher Victor Martinez
did not run Broussard back towards third. The prolonged rundown,
scored 5-2-5-1-6, allowed the runners to move up.
With runners on second and third, Carmona walked Ichiro Suzuki
intentionally to load the bases.
Lopez, who entered the game in an 0-for-15 slump, then lined a
single to left to score Rivera and Johjima and break the tie.
"It was a big day for him and a big day for us," said Mariners
manager Hargrove. "He had one RBI the whole month."
After Carmona hit Adrian Beltre with a pitch to load the bases,
Ibanez hit a two-run single to make it 7-3.
Consecutive singles by Suzuki, Lopez and Beltre in the first off
Cliff Lee gave the Mariners a 1-0 lead.
Sizemore walked and scored in the first and doubled and scored
in the third to put Cleveland ahead, 2-1.
Richie Sexson sent Seattle ahead, 3-2, with his 22nd homer, a
two-run shot in the fourth.
"I tried to throw a cutter inside and left it over the plate,"
said Lee. "We got the lead and I gave it back. That's on me right
The Indians tied it in the bottom half on Inglett's bases-loaded
Lee allowed three runs and seven hits over 7 2/3 innings,
striking out two and walking one. The left-hander is winless in
three starts since July 13 and failed to build on his 5-1 career
record against Seattle.
Pineiro gave up three runs and four hits over seven innings and
failed to win consecutive starts for only the second time this
season. The right-hander walked three, struck out four and retired
the last 10 batters he faced.
Play was stopped for a few seconds with two outs in the top
of the seventh when the outfield sprinklers went off -- not a bad
idea on a sultry day that had some fans leaving front-row seats to
go sit in shaded areas underneath the second deck. ... Plate umpire
Hunter Wendelstedt was hit in the left arm by a foul tip in the
first and attended to by Indians trainer Lonnie Soloff, but stayed
in the game. ... Suzuki played in his 900th game. ... Hafner beat
out an infield single in the eighth to snap an 0-for-19 streak. ...
Beltre doubled to open the sixth, giving him 32 extra-base hits in
June and July after collecting only nine in April and May. ... RHP
Tom Mastny made his big-league debut and got the final out in the