Laffey, Indians shut out Mariners
Aaron Laffey couldn't remember the last time he had a scoreless outing.
No wonder. It was 20 starts ago, a stretch that included an elbow injury and multiple shuttles back and forth from Triple-A.
Laffey had a career-high seven strikeouts in seven innings, Travis Hafner hit a two-run homer and Ryan Garko added a three-run shot as the Cleveland Indians broke out with a 9-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
Ben Francisco and Jamey Carroll added solo homers for Cleveland, which is tied with Kansas City for most losses in the AL at 58. The Indians had two homers in their first six games following the All-Star break.