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CLEVELAND -- Hisashi Iwakuma kept his road record spotless with one minor blemish. [
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CLEVELAND -- Hisashi Iwakuma kept his road record spotless with one minor blemish. Discount Air Max . Iwakuma pitched seven strong innings to stay unbeaten in road games since last July, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. Iwakuma (9-5) improved to 9-0 with a 2.17 ERA in his last 14 road starts, the second-longest such streak in club history. The Japanese right-hander is 5-0 outside Seattle this season. "I didnt even know that," Iwakuma, speaking through a translator, said of his road perfection. "I dont what the secret is." Dustin Ackley hit a two-run double in Seattles four-run fourth against Trevor Bauer (4-6). Mike Zunino homered in the fifth for the Mariners, one of six teams scrapping for the ALs second wild-card spot. The Indians are 5-7 since the All-Star break and are trying to decide whether to be active before Thursdays trade deadline. Once again, Iwakuma didnt do anything to hurt himself. He allowed two runs and six hits, and only walked one -- his first free pass in six starts. The right-hander has walked just nine all season. "Im a little disappointed he walked a batter," joked Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon. "Hes pretty good. He did a nice job for us." Iwakuma went 35 2-3 innings and 139 consecutive batters without giving up a walk before he put Michael Brantley on with four consecutive balls in the first. McClendon laughed about Iwakumas stunning loss of control. "He doesnt mess around," McClendon cracked. "He gets it done and gets it out of the way." Fernando Rodney pitched the ninth for his league-leading 29th save, and 18th in 19 tries. The Mariners, who came in with the fewest runs scored in the AL, took a 4-0 lead in the fourth when they hit three doubles off Bauer. Kyle Seager opened the inning by bunting against the shift, pushing a ball down the third-base line. Bauer hit Zunino, and one out later, Corey Hart hit an RBI double. With two outs, Ackley ripped his double off the right-field wall to make it 3-0. Chris Taylor added another RBI double just over the glove of leaping left fielder Chris Dickerson. Zuninos 16th homer gave the Mariners a 5-0 lead in the fifth and chased Bauer, who had gone at least six innings in each of his previous four starts. Iwakuma dominated the Indians through four, but Cleveland got two runs in the fifth on an RBI single by Yan Gomes and Jason Kipnis run-scoring groundout. RUNNING AMOK The Mariners, who hadnt scored five runs in their past six games, improved to 39-10 when scoring four or more in a game. "Thats a good position for us," Ackley said. "When we get ahead, it gives us a better feeling and puts the pressure on them." BUSTED Seattle snapped a six-game losing streak in Cleveland. The Mariners last win at Progressive Field was on Sept. 19, 2011. NICE GRAB Seattle centre fielder James Jones ran down a drive by Nick Swisher and made a leaping catch before crashing into the padded wall in the seventh. TRAINERS ROOM Mariners: Left-hander James Paxton (strained back muscle) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday, and as long as there are no setbacks, he could start Saturday in Baltimore. He hasnt pitched in the majors since April 8. Indians: As centre fielder Michael Bourn rehabs his surgically repaired left hamstring, manager Terry Francona is trying to let the speedster recover at his own pace. Bourn has been on the disabled list since July 6, and its not yet known when he will go on a rehab assignment or be activated. Bourn took batting practice before Tuesdays game. ON DECK: Two of the ALs top pitchers match up in the second game of the series when Seattles Felix Hernandez takes on Clevelands Corey Kluber. Hernandez (11-2) has allowed two runs or less and pitched at least seven innings in 13 consecutive starts, an AL record. King Felix, though, is just 7-5 in his career against the Indians, with all five losses coming in Cleveland. Kluber (10-6) carried a perfect game into the seventh inning of his previous start. Cheap Air Max From China .Kraft says Goodell realized before seeing a video showing Baltimore running back Ray Rice striking his then fiance that domestic violence was very serious for society in general. Cheap Air Max For Sale . -- Fresh off their surprising run in the playoffs, the Portland Trail Blazers have signed head coach Terry Stotts to a multi-year contract extension. https://www.airmaxchina.us/ .com) - The red-hot Los Angeles Kings take aim at an eighth straight victory on Monday night as they wrap up a road trip versus the Calgary Flames.Calgary, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - Josh Jooris, Joe Colborne and Johnny Gaudreau scored in a span of eight-plus minutes in the third period, as Calgary dealt Buffalo its 12th consecutive defeat thanks to a 4-1 decision from the Saddledome. Gaudreau added a first-period strike and Jiri Hudler added a pair of assists for the Flames, who have taken five of their last six and shook off a loss in Anaheim six days ago. We had some big goals, said Flames coach Bob Hartley. In the second period we could have scored four or five goals. We missed the net on a few occasions, but I felt that we got our legs. Jonas Hiller backed up his timely offense with a 17-save effort, his first win since Dec. 31. Chris Stewart netted the lone goal for the Sabres, while Jhonas Enroth stopped 27 shots in the setback. They turned it up a notch and we just couldnt keep up, Sabres coach Ted Nolan said. Buffalo has failed to earn a point since a 4-3 shootout win over the Islanders on Dec. 27, the longest drought since the Penguins lost 13 in a row in regulation from Jan. 13-Feb. 12, 2004. Jooriss put the hosts ahead for good at 9:05 of the final period, when he converted a Colborne rebound from the left side. Cheap Real Air Max. . It was 3-1 at 14:06 as Colborne stayed in front of the Sabres crease and poked home a Raphael Diaz rebound just after Mike Weber was finished serving a delay-of-game minor. Gaudreau capped the run at 17:28 by finishing off a passing play between Hudler and Sean Monahan from the left wing. Each team registered a power-play goal in the first period. Stewart opened the scoring with a redirection of a Tyler Ennis shot at 10:33. Gaudreau countered for the hosts just over two minutes later on a stuffer try from the right post. Game Notes The Flames improved to 7-5-2 when tied after two periods and the Sabres fell to 7-8-2 in the same situation ... Calgary continues its six-game residency against Minnesota on Thursday ... Buffalo heads to Edmonton on Thursday ... The National Hockey League record for consecutive losses in 17, shared by the Washington Capitals (1974-75) and San Jose Sharks (1992-93). ' ' '
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