Haniger, Gordon homer in Mariners' win over Indians


If that was a burden, it has now been lifted.

During their elementary school choir's performance of the national anthem before a game between the Seattle Mariners and Cleveland Indians at Safeco Field on Easter Sunday, two students kneeled.

The Indians had a some problems Sunday. The home run to Haniger were the first two runs given up by Olson in a little over a year with the Indians.

Gordon and Haniger connected in the seventh, when the Mariners broke a 2-all tie on the way to winning the series.

Alonso had two hits for Cleveland.

Then there was Olson, one of the Indians' hidden stars a year ago.

Brothers appeared one single game with Atlanta thus far in 2018, walking two batters and allowing an earned run during Thursday's game against Philadelphia. Trevor Bauer takes the hill versus the Mariners who he faced once last season. He gave up a single and back-to-back walks to load the bases before striking out Kyle Seager.

The Mariners are 1-1 SU and 2-0 ATS.

But the fifth proved to be his last inning with an assist from a bad hop at first base.

Freitas has played for six different organizations and made his major league debut last August with the Atlanta Braves, where he had four hits in 17 at-bats and drove in two runs. He struck out seven. Clevinger is 2-0 with a 3.94 ERA in four career starts against the Angels.

Leake (1-0) gave up two runs and five hits.

The Indians got on the board first with an RBI single in the top of the second inning. Veteran right hander Mike Leake begins his first full season with Seattle after being traded n 2017.

So that Bauer pitch would shake most people. The Mariners are viewing Cruz as day-to-day until he undergoes an MRI on Sunday, but the expectation is that he'll miss at least a couple games due to the injury. Mike Clevinger will face J.C. Ramirez at 10:07 p.m. SportsTime Ohio, ESPN2 and WTAM/1100 and WMMS/100.7 FM will carry the game.