Rookie Chris Bando drove in four runs, including the go-ahead run in a 10-run eighth inning, to lead the Indians to a 17-11 victory over the Seattle Mariners yesterday in Cleveland.
It was the fifth straight victory for the Indians and 10th loss in a row for the Mariners.
The Mariners had taken an 11-7 lead on Joe Simpson's four runs batted in, including a two-run homer. The Indians rallied in the eighth on four doubles, three singles and three walks.
Duane Kuiper lead off the inning with a pinch-hit double and scored on Pat Kelly's pinch-hit double off the right field fence. Shane Rawley replaced reliever Dick Drago and Miguel Dilone singled home Kelly. Jorge Orta doubled Dilone to third and Mike Hargrove was intentionally walked to fill the bases. Bo Diaz, batting for the first time since Aug. 11, batted for Von Hayes and hit a two-run single to tie the score, 11-11. After Toby Harrah was walked to reload the bases, Bob Galasso replaced Rawley (2-5) and Bando grounded out to the second baseman unassisted to score Hargrove with the winning run. After Rick Manning walked, Kuiper greeted reliever Brian Clark with a two-run double.