Tribe, M's in best-of-1

Seattle finally got to Bartolo Colon for a series-tying 6-2 victory.
CLEVELAND -- Drifting aimlessly toward an early postseason exit, the team with the most regular season wins in American League history woke their slumbering bats for a rally that has the Cleveland Indians on the ropes.
Shutout by Bartolo Colon for six innings Sunday, the Seattle Mariners roared to offensive life, scoring their first three runs off the Tribe ace in the AL Division Series, igniting a 6-2 victory in Game 4 at Jacobs Field.
Ichiro Suzuki, the rookie who led the AL in batting, put the Mariners ahead for good with a two-out RBI single as the series was evened at two wins apiece.
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"I definitely didn't want to take the plane ride to Seattle," Indians manager Charlie Manuel said. "That's just the way it worked out. We had six real good innings and all of the sudden things started happening to us."
Colon, who shut out the Mariners for eight innings in Game 1, was equally as strong Sunday, throwing six shutout innings.
Cleveland led 1-0 on Juan Gonzalez's lead-off homer in the second inning, when mistakes and a pitching gamble led to three Seattle runs and a monumental shift in series momentum.
In the seventh, John Olerud drew a lead-off walk and advanced to second on Stan Javier's base hit to left. Colon tried a pickoff at second base and his attempt sailed wide.
After Mike Cameron walked to load the bases, pinch hitter Al Martin bounced the ball to first baseman Jim Thome, who threw out Olerud at the plate for the first out.
Playing at double-play depth, the Indians watched David Bell line a 3-1 pitch down the left-field line where Marty Cordova caught it on the run just into foul territory, allowing Javier to tag and score for a 1-1 tie.
"Maybe if he had let it drop, it would have been a whole other game because we still had a chance for a double play. Who knows?" Indians shortstop Omar Vizquel said.
Suzuki in clutch: With the go-ahead run at second, Suzuki came to the plate. Mariners manager Lou Piniella couldn't have been happier.
"He's hit close to .450 all year with men in scoring position," Piniella said. "You know he's going to make good contact."
Although left-handed reliever Ricardo Rincon was warmed up, Manuel elected to stay Colon.
"He was really upbeat," Manuel said of his trip to the mound. "I wanted to find out how he felt. He wanted to stay in the game."
Manuel said he didn't consider walking Suzuki to load the bases.
"I thought here is my best pitcher [against] the league's leading hitter," Manuel said.
"He's still throwing good and I had faith he was going to get him out."
Suzuki singled to right, scoring Cameron, and Mark McLemore followed with an RBI single to put the Mariners ahead, 3-1.
Suzuki said he felt no added pressure because "the game was already tied and my at-bat was just like the regular season. We would not go home losing in that situation."
The Mariners added a run in the eighth inning on Cameron's two-out double and two in the ninth on Edgar Martinez's two-run homer.
Gonzalez scored the Indians other run in the bottom of the seventh inning when he led off with a double and scored on Travis Fryman's fielder's choice.
Except for Gonzalez's homer, Seattle starter Freddy Garcia equaled Colon's shutout, going 61/3 innings, allowing two runs on four hits.
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E--Vizquel (1), Colon (1). DP--Seattle 1, Cleveland 2. LOB--Seattle 8, Cleveland 4. 2B--EMartinez (1), Cameron (3), JGonzalez (3). HR--EMartinez (2), JGonzalez (2). SB--BBoone (1), Vizquel (1). SF--DaBell.
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WP--Rhodes. PB--Lampkin. Umpires--Home, Reed; First, Rapuano; Second, Gibson; Third, DeMuth; Left, Nelson, Jeff; Right, Schrieber. T--3:16. A--45,025.