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The Cleveland team rallied against Seattle’s bullpen for a 6-5 victory in 11 innings.

The Cleveland team rallied against Seattles bullpen for a 6 5 victory in 11 innings.

Carlos Santana celebrates after hitting the winning run in the 11 inning (Photo by Frank Hyatt)

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland team, otherwise named for the popular name in place of Native Americans — as depicted by the caricature of an  Indian, rallied against Seattle’s bullpen for a 6-5 victory in 11 innings.

José Lopez, a former Mariners infielder, hit a three-run home run off Steve Delabar with two outs in the bottom of the eighth to tie the game at 4.

The Cleveland team rallied against Seattles bullpen for a 6 5 victory in 11 innings.

José Lopez rounds 3rd base after a 3 run home run off his former team in the 8th inning. (Photo by Frank Hyatt)

Michael Saunders put Seattle back in the lead with an RBI double in the top of the 11th, but closer Brandon League gave up two runs in the bottom of the inning to take the loss.

Carlos Santana ripped a pitch from Mariners closer Brandon League into center field for a walk-off single that completed a comeback and sent Cleveland to a 6-5 victory in 11 innings at Progressive Field.

The Cleveland team rallied against Seattles bullpen for a 6 5 victory in 11 innings.

Carlos Santana's contributed to Brandon League's woes in Cleveland. Could one say Cleveland is out of his league (Photo by Frank Hyatt)

It was League’s seventh blown save in nine opportunities against the Indians and his second this season. The All-Star closer is 2-5 with a 9.18 ERA against Cleveland, and it was the third walk-off loss of his career at Progressive Field.

Ex-Yankee Hector Noesi threw 6 1/3 innings of one-run for the sinking Mariners.

The Cleveland team rallied against Seattles bullpen for a 6 5 victory in 11 innings.

Seattle Mariners' Hector Noesi threw 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball, but the bull pen could not hold and save (Photo By Frank Hyatt)

About William Gerena-Rochet

Born in Santurce (San Juan), Puerto Rico arrived in New York City at the age of 7. Graduated from the High School of Art and Design and Started College in San German, Puerto Rico and studied there for one year; received A.A. from Bronx Community College; B.A. from Lehman College where he met Latino Sports founder Julio Pabón. Got his Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from Teacher's College. Worked in the NYC public school and officially retired in 1996. Came on board Latino Sports in 2006, just prior to the first World Baseball Classic. Helped build the website with editing and content and hopes to see it reach its full potential.

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