CLEVELAND: The Indians held a miniature home run derby and Corey Kluber just about gave the bullpen the night off—which was the only time in which the result was in question—in their 6-5 win against the Seattle Mariners Friday night at Progressive Field.

The Indians slugged three home runs in the first inning and two in the sixth, all off of Mariners starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez and all solo shots. And, it started almost immediately

Francisco Lindor led off the first inning and worked an eight-pitch at-bat. That eighth offering caught the middle of the plate was belted by Lindor for a lead-off home run to right-center field, his fourth homer of the season. After Ramirez recorded two outs, Michael Brantley and Edwin Encarnacion hit back-to-back home runs to center field and right field, respectively. It was Brantely’s second home run of the season and Encarnacion’s sixth.

It was the first three-home-run inning for the Indians (14-10) since August 27 of last year, when Francisco Lindor, Carlos Santana and Yan Gomes all went deep against the Kansas City Royals.

Ramirez quieted the Indians’ offense until the power came back on in the sixth. Yonder Alonso, facing the team that traded for him less than a year ago, launched a home run to center field and was followed by Yan Gomes, who drove a ball over the wall in left field.

It marked the first time the Indians hit five home runs against a single pitcher since Manny Ramirez and Paul Sorrento each hit two homers and Omar Vizquel hit one against Pat Hentgen in May of 1995.

Brantley went 3-for-3 and finished a double shy of the cycle. Lindor went 3-for-5 and was only a triple shy of the cycle. Jose Ramirez was the only hitter in the starting lineup not to register at least one hit.

Kluber’s Cy Young campaign—and his defense of last year—continues to pick up steam. He cruised with a comfortable lead for most of the night and recorded 26 of the needed 27 outs. In all, he allowed two runs on four hits and three walks and struck out 10. The lone blemish came via a Mitch Haniger two-run home run in the seventh with the Indians already leading 6-0.

One out shy of a complete game, Kyle Seager singled to right field. Rather than extend his outing beyond 116 pitches, Indians manager Terry Francona turned to Cody Allen to record the final out. Quickly, the Mariners displayed some life. Mitch Haniger doubled and Mike Zunino hammered a three-run home run to bring the tying run to the plate. That was Ben Gamel, who lined out to Lindor to end it and avert a last-second disaster for the Indians.

With the win, Kluber improved to 4-1 this season and actually had his ERA rise to 2.18. Friday night’s start also marked the 41st outing in which Kluber has registered at least 10 strikeouts in his career and the second such instance this season.