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Choo homer lifts Indians to win


Seattle Mariners left fielder Mike Carp walks from the field as Cleveland Indians Shin-Soo Choo, of South Korea, rounds the bases after hitting a three-run walk off home run in the ninth inning to give the Indians a 7-5 win over the Seattle Mariners in the first baseball game of a doubleheader in Cleveland on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011.


CLEVELAND — Shin-Soo Choo's three-run homer in the ninth inning gave Cleveland yet another dramatic win, 7-5 over the Seattle Mariners in the first game of a doubleheader briefly jiggled by an earthquake.

Choo, back in the lineup after missing one game for the birth of his daughter, hit the first pitch from Mariners closer Brandon League (1-5) over the wall in left, helping the Indians end a four-game losing streak and keep them from falling further back of first-place Detroit in the AL Central.

Choo was mobbed at home plate by his teammates, a fitting welcome for the outfielder who has had a rough season on and off the field.

Chris Perez (3-6) got the win despite giving up a two-run double in the ninth to put the Mariners up 5-4.

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