Ken Griffey Jr. took one look at infielder Josh Wilson's baby face and dubbed him 'The Paper Boy' - as in, "The Paper Boy got 'em again!"
Then, Wilson made eight consecutive starts in place of shortstop Jack Wilson, and hit three home runs.
Now, Junior calls him "Hack Wilson," as in the Chicago Cub who hit 56 home runs and had 191 RBI in he 1930 season.
Whatever you want to call him, the 28-year-old Wilson is in the lineup again, along with third baseman Bill Hall, catchr Kenji Johjima and DH Mike Sweeney.
It's Doug Fister vs. Aaron Laffey.
The Mariners got a break when Mike Sweeney's two-out single got Franklin Gutierrez to third base and Shin-Soo Choo's errant throw got him home.
They made their own break when Russell Branyan bombed his 30th home run of the season and third in three games.
Branyan became just the 11th player in franchise history to reach that plateau.
In the first: Mariners 3, Indians 0
Indians try a rally
Three consecutive singles had the Indians thinking Big Inning, but Fister has shown the knack for stopping those.
With the bases loaded and no one out, he got a double play grounder from Asdrubal Cabrra and a ground out from Choo.
The Indians got one run.After three: Mariners 3, Indians 1
Hafner goes deep
Cleveland hadn't hit a home run in its last 10 consecutive home games until Travis Hafner took one over the wall against Fister.The right-hander got the next two Indians hitters.
After four: Mariners 3, Indians 2
Mr. Fister sails on
The kid whose changeup is probably is only plus pitch continues to hold his own with big-league hitters.
In this, his third big-league start, Fister has pitched six innings, allowed two runs and hasn't thrown his 80th pitch yet.
Fister shutout the White Sox for six innings and got no decision, allowed tghree runs to the Yankees in seven innings and won.
He could use a little more help from his offense, but Fister is pitching well.In the seventh: Mariners 3, Indians 2
One Yikes! and an ouch
Fly ball to left field bounced off the glove of rookie Michael Saunders for a two-base error, and when Hafner squared to bunt, he was hit by a Fister fastball.Two on, none out, so the Indians bunted the runners up 90 feet. After 86 pitches, Don Wakamatsu had seen enough and went to Mark Lowe.
The move was made because Lowe is far more likely to strike a batter out than Fister, and Wakamatsu went with a hard-throwing righty over a soft-throwing righty.Did it work?
On a 1-2 pitch, Andy Marte hit a fly ball and Valbuena scored from third to tie the game.Unearned run.
After seven: Mariners 3, Indians 3
Mariners can't miss, but do
The rejuvenated Sweeney had three hits tonight, is 6-for-11 in his last three games and doubled to open the eighth.Pinch runner Ryan Langerhans took third on a wild pitch with no one out.
Branyan struck out. Hall struck out. Johjima grounded out.
And in the ninth ...The Mariners failed to score, despite Kerry Wood walking the first man he faced - Josh Wilson, who'd already gone 3-for-3 tonight.
Shawn Kelley came on in relief of Lowe, who pitched a scoreless 1 2/3 innings. Kelley struck out Hafner, struck out Valbuena and, with a man on, struck out Matt LaPorta.Extra innings.
And in the 10th ...
Jose Lopez doubled and Langerhans bunted him to third. Branyan worked the count full, then struck out on a high 95 mph fastball.The Indians brought in side-arming right-hander Joe Smith to face Hall, who worked the count full and then struck out on an 84 mph fastball.
And in the 11th ...
Kelley looks like the pitcher he was in April before blowing out his oblique, and worked two scoreless innings. Since July 31, he's allowed two earned runs in 13 innings over 10 appearances.Randy Messenger now pitching for Seattle.
Messenger got two quick outs, then left a 2-0 fastball over the plate, and former Mariner Valbuena hammered it - his first career walk off hit and sevent homer of the year.The game was lost earlier, by the offense, but this was the third time in five games on this trip the Mariners have lost in their opponents last at-bat.
Ouch.It's a final: Indians 4, Mariners 3