Felix Hernandez hasn't won a game since Aug. 1, which hasn't helped his Cy Young Award candidacy - or his luck.
In his last two starts, for instance, Felix has allowed one run in 14 innings and come away with a pair of no-decisions. Even for Seattle, that's tough to do.
Today the Mariners have their left-handed slant, with Ken Griffey Jr. (.220) batting cleanup. Junior begins the day 0-for-6 this trip, and hasn't homered since Aug. 7.
Junior and Felix could use a good day.
It's Hernandez vs. Fausto Carmona.
Grady Sizemore wound up with a triple whe left field Ryan Langerhans made a long run, had the ball hit his glove and then slammed into the wall at full speed.
Langerhans stayed in the game - his throw, from his back, on the warning track - prevented Sizemore from circling the bases for an inside-the-park homer.
Hernandez got Jamey Carroll, then Shin-Soo Choo to ground out with the infield in, then gave up Jhonny Peralta's two-out RBI single.
After one: Indians 1, Mariners 0
Rob Johnson singled with one out and took third when Ichiro punched a hit-and-run single up the middle.
Russell Branyan, who twice failed to get runners home from third base with less than two outs Saturday , struck out again in the same situation.
Jose Lopez grounded out, stranding Johnson at third.
In the third: Indians 1, Mariners 0
Mr. Griffey hit home run No. 13 this season, No. 624 for his career, over the wall in right-center field to tie the game.
In the fourth: Mariners 1, Indians 1
Peralta strikes again
He drove in the first Cleveland run with a two-out RBI single, and leading off the fourth, Peralta hit his 10th home run of the season, good for his 67th RBI.
After four: Indians 2, Mariners 1
That's a mistake
Wonder why Felix hasn't won in three weeks?
Lopez booted Peralta's one-out ground, and it sparked a big inning.
After singles by Travis Hafner and Luis Valbuena, Matt LaPorta doubled and the Indians had Hernandez on the ropes.
A sacrifice fly got a third run home, and Andy Mafrte's RBI single accounted for another.
Hernandez probably won't pitch in the seventh. He wobbled through the sixth and has 101 pitches.
Afer six: Indians 6, Mariners 1
How not to treat an ace
Behind Felix today, the Mariners went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position and allowed three unearned runs.
That's a lethal combination.
The Mariners went 2-4 on the trip - Felix started twice and didn't win - and stagger home 63-61. No, it's not pretty at the moment.
It's a final: Indians 6, Mariners 1