The Mariners were masters of the one-run win the past two seasons. They finally got back in that mode on Saturday. The Mariners led the majors with 32 one-run wins in 2022 after winning 33 of those tight contests the previous year. After their first one this season, manager Scott Servais smiled when reminded of his team’s one-run habit.
Eugenio Suárez drove in two runs, Marco Gonzalez had a strong start and Seattle got to Cal Quantrill early before handing Cleveland’s starter his first home loss since 2019 with a 3-2 win over the Guardians on Saturday night.
Suárez hit RBI singles in the first and second innings off Quantrill (0-1), who came in 14-0 in 34 regular-season starts at Progressive Field. The right-hander hadn’t lost a home start since Sept. 9, 2019, when he was with San Diego — a span of 36 starts.
Gonzales (1-0) allowed one run in 5 2/3 innings, and Seattle’s bullpen came through again as the Mariners won their sixth straight in Cleveland. The Mariners’ relievers combined for five scoreless innings in Friday’s win.
Gabe Speier pitched out of jams in the seventh and eighth before Paul Sewald came on in the ninth and put two on before getting his second save in two days.
Seattle’s hitters wasted no time in jumping on Quantrill, scoring two runs in the first inning off the right-hander, who needed 35 pitches to get three outs but avoided more extensive damage by leaving the bases loaded.