CLEVELAND – No one would blame Seattle’s hitters for being sorry to leave Progressive Field.
Ryon Healy hit two home runs and had four RBIs, Robinson Cano and Mitch Haniger also homered, and the Mariners defeated the Cleveland Indians 10-4 on Sunday.
Seattle hit 10 home runs in winning three of four in the series. The Mariners reached a season high in runs and hit four homers in Saturday’s 12-4 win.
“I’m really excited where this club is and where we’re headed,” manager Scott Servais said. “We all thought we could do some big things offensively and we’re in a nice groove now.”
Healy had an RBI double in the second inning, hit a solo homer in the sixth and added a two-run shot in the eighth. Cano hit a two-run homer – his 100th with the Mariners – during Seattle’s five-run second.
Healy also homered Saturday after being activated before the series following nearly three weeks on the disabled list with a sprained ankle. He was 6 for 16 after having two hits in 22 at-bats before he was injured.
“I’m definitely off to a better start so far,” he said. “I’ve got to continue to build on that.”
Haniger’s solo shot in the ninth was his 10th, tied for the major league lead, and he has 27 RBIs. The 27-year-old, third-year player had 21 career homers in 478 at-bats before this season.
Seattle went 7-3 on a trip that included series wins over Texas and the Chicago White Sox, and finished the month 16-11.
“It was important for us to get off to a good start,” Servais said. “I’m really looking forward to May.”
Cano’s drive to right off Josh Tomlin (0-4), his third homer this year, finished off the big inning for the Mariners, who had four straight two-out RBI hits. Healy, Dee Gordon and Jean Segura drove in runs for a 3-0 lead.
Marco Gonzales (3-2) allowed two runs in six innings before four relievers finished up.
Gordon’s four-hit game was the Mariners’ first of the season. He batted .400 (10 for 25) in seven games against Cleveland.
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