Beltre Homers to Spark 5-run 9th as Mariners Rally Past Indians

Cleveland drops 3rd straight, fall to 12-15
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2008 11:02 PM CDT
Seattle Mariners' Carlos Silva pitches against the Cleveland Indians in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 29, 2008, in Cleveland.    (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
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(Newser) – Adrian Beltre hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in Seattle's five-run ninth inning, and the Mariners beat the Cleveland Indians 7-2 on Tuesday night. Jose Lopez singled to start the ninth off Rafael Betancourt (1-1) and took second on a soft single by Raul Ibanez. Beltre then hit an 0-1 pitch the opposite way to right for his fifth homer and a 5-2 lead.

Yuniesky Betancourt added a two-out, two-run single off Craig Breslow. Mark Lowe (1-1) pitched 1 1-3 innings for the win. He came on to strike out Jhonny Peralta and end the eighth after Cleveland tied it 2-2 on an RBI groundout by Travis Hafner. Indians center fielder Grady Sizemore returned after missing two games with a sprained right ankle.