Kazmir stellar in Indians 10-1 win over Mariners

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Associated Press

Posted on July 25, 2013 at 2:04 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 25 at 2:04 AM

SEATTLE (AP) — Scott Kazmir allowed just one hit over his eight innings, Michael Bourn hit his first career grand slam and the Cleveland Indians routed the Seattle Mariners 10-1 Wednesday.

The only hit Kazmir (6-4) gave up was a clean leadoff single to center by Justin Smoak in the fifth. Kazmir struck out seven, walked two and allowed an unearned run. He threw 103 pitches and was relieved by Vinnie Pestano in the ninth. Pestano allowed a hit.

Bourn blew the game open in the fifth with his slam on a full-count pitch from reliever Hector Noesi.

Asdrubal Cabrera had two hits, including his eighth home run. Carlos Santana had three hits, including a pair of RBI doubles.

Joe Saunders (9-9) took the loss. He lasted just 4 2-3 innings, allowing five earned runs on nine hits, walking three and striking out five.

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