Earthquake shakes, M's and Indians split doubleheader

Earthquake shakes, M's and Indians split doubleheader

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Earthquake shakes, M's and Indians split doubleheader

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on August 23, 2011 at 3:14 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 23 at 8:11 PM

CLEVELAND -- Anthony Vasquez won his major league debut with a ton of run support and fellow rookie Dustin Ackley had three RBIs as the Seattle Mariners split a day-night doubleheader, taking the second game 12-7 over the sinking Cleveland Indians, who failed to build off an emotional win earlier.

Vasquez (1-0) was one of five first-year players in Seattle's starting lineup. Whatever the Mariners lacked in experience, they made up for with quality swings, scoring five runs in both the third and fourth. Ackley got all three RBIs off Zach McAllister (0-1).

The Indians won the opener 7-5 on Shin-Soo Choo's walk-off homer to snap a four-game losing streak.

Choo's three-run shot gave the Indians the dramatic win, which was briefly shaken by the 5.8 magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia.

 

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