Ubaldo Jimenez went six strong and the bats erupted for 14 hits on Wednesday night, propelling the Cleveland Indians past the Seattle Mariners, 9-3.
Jimenez gave up just three runs on five hits and struck out four in earning his fourth win of the season. Meanwhile, his offense tagged former Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez for six earned runs (eight total) and chased him from the game after only 3.2 innings of work.
Shin-Soo Choo had three hits for the Tribe and Travis Hafner knocked in three runs, one coming from his fifth home run of the season. Jason Kipnis, Asdrubal Cabrera, Michael Brantley and Hafner all had two hits apiece.
The 21-16, first place Indians close out their quick two-game series with the Mariners on Thursday at 12:05 p.m.
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