Series Preview: Cleveland Indians

Seattle heads to Cleveland for a three-game series against the lowly Indians. After a 3-3 homestand against the Yankees and White Sox, the Mariners hope to get things rolling against Cleveland and Detroit. First things first, the Indians.

Seattle (23-14) at Cleveland (11-25), Jacobs Field

Pitching Matchups:

Tuesday, May 13:

Joel Pineiro 2-3, 4.06 ERA

Brian Anderson 2-3, 4.54 ERA

Wednesday, May 14:

Freddy Garcia 3-4, 5.40

Jason Davis 2-4, 7.20

Thursday, May 15:

Ryan Franklin 3-2, 3.80

Jake Westbrook 2-2, 3.00

Who's Hot:

Seattle: Randy Winn broke out of a month-long slump last week with 8 hits in 20 at bats and has raised his average to .291. Ichiro Suzuki's bat has heating up lately after seeing his average slump into the uncharted .240 range in late April. He has 10 hits in his last 26 at bats and is now batting at a.282 clip. Carlos Guillen has five hits in his last four games, including a two-triple performance in Friday's win over Chicago.

Cleveland: Third baseman John McDonald enters Tuesday's game 5 for his last 12, including a homerun. Fellow infielders Brandon Phillips and Omar Vizquel are swinging hot sticks as well. Phillips, one of the top prospects in baseball who was acquired from Montreal in the Bartolo Colon trade last summer, is 8 for his last 20 after a frigid April. Vizquel leads the team in hits with 40 and is batting .400 (10-24) in the last six games.

Who's Not:

Seattle: Freddy Garcia's title of the team's "ace" took a beating when he gave up nine earned runs in only 2.2 innings of work in a loss May 8th against the Yankees. Spotted a 3-0 early over New York's David Wells, Garcia sailed through the first two innings before giving up all nine runs in the third and being pulled.

Cleveland: Thursday's starter Jason Davis got shelled in his last outing, giving up six earned runs in only four innings of work May 8th at Anaheim. Outfielders Matt Lawton, Karim Garcia, Milton Bradley and Jody Gerut combined to have just 13 hits in 66 at bats last week.

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