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Add Wade Miley to the long list of left-handed starters the Cleveland Indians have faced in the opening two weeks.

They hope to add him to the short list of ones they've beaten.

Miley will be the seventh left-handed starter the Indians face in their first 11 games when the Seattle Mariners visit for Tuesday night's series opener.

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Cleveland (5-5) hasn't had much success against the lefties, going 2-4 in the games started by David Price, Chris Sale, John Danks, Matt Moore, Drew Smyly and Steven Matz.

Outfielders Marlon Byrd and Collin Cowgill were added in the offseason to help against left-handed pitching but are a combined 1 for 21. The Indians are batting .200 against lefties.

That number would be even worse if not for an outburst against Danks, who the Indians pounded for seven runs - five earned - in five innings of a 7-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on April 8. Cleveland has totaled nine runs and struck out 41 times against the other five lefty starters.

Four of them pitched seven innings, which is how long Matz lasted in Cleveland's 6-0 home loss to the New York Mets on Sunday.

Ace Corey Kluber gave up six runs and nine hits in six innings, and he wasn't helped by center fielder Rajai Davis losing two routine fly balls in the sun in the second inning as the Mets scored three times.

''I'm sure that's an awful feeling,'' manager Terry Francona said. ''You feel probably pretty naked.''

After scoring 18 runs over their previous three games, the Indians struck out 15 times and managed two singles and a double in the series' decisive game.

Cleveland could finally catch a break against Miley, who's struggled in his first two starts. Both came against Texas and he allowed three-run homers in each, giving up 11 runs and 17 hits in 12 innings to go 0-1.

Juan Uribe is the only Indians player with more than six at-bats against Miley, going 7 for 25 with three doubles.

Carlos Carrasco (1-0, 3.46) rebounded from a rough first outing against Boston by limiting Tampa Bay to one run and four hits in eight innings of Wednesday's 4-1 win. The right-hander walked one and struck out eight.

Robinson Cano, with five home runs on the season, is 5 for 9 with two doubles, a homer and four RBIs against Carrasco. Nelson Cruz is 3 for 8 with a pair of doubles in the matchup.

Cano is 5 for 16 during a four-game hitting streak, but Seattle (5-7) had a three-game winning streak snapped with Sunday's 4-3 loss to the New York Yankees.

The Mariners took two of three from the Yankees to open a nine-game road trip.

"The key is to win the series, no doubt," manager Scott Servais said. "It would have been nice to sweep here. I think we're playing much better, obviously, then we played at home. But yeah, win the series, get a day off (Monday) and then go get Cleveland."

Seattle has won four of six at Cleveland, though it lost the 2015 season series 4-3.