If that was a burden, it has now been lifted.
The Indians had a some problems Sunday.
Bauer got out of a two-out jam in the third.
Gordon hit his solo homer off Dan Otero and, with Robinson Cano aboard, Haniger's two-run homer off Tyler Olson put Seattle ahead 5-2. Seager and Segura had two hits apiece.
Then there was Olson, one of the Indians' hidden stars past year.
Mariners games have a one-1 over/under record in 2018.
Cruz, you might recall, was injured in the dugout after hitting a two-run homer Saturday against Cleveland.
Nicasio, despite giving up Encarnacion's second homer, got the win.
Catcher David Freitas led off the inning with a double to deep right field and moved to third base when Gordon dropped down a sacrifice bunt down the third-base line. He faced 14 batters through the first three innings.
However, Bauer struck out Seager swinging to end the threat. Seager's hard grounder toward first base kicked over first baseman Yonder Alonso's head. Bauer ended the inning by striking out Daniel Vogelbach to keep the game tied, but he was done for the day. The Indians have gone 1-1 SU this year and are 0-2 ATS.
Right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall smacked a one-out single to right, and catcher Roberto Perez him over with a walk after an eight-pitch at-bat.
Encarnacion made it 2-0 with a homer to left to start the fourth inning. Cano had two hits and is 6 for 10 in the first three games.
Mariners: LHP Marco Gonzales opens a two-game series at San Francisco on Tuesday. Mike Clevinger will face J.C. Ramirez at 10:07 p.m. SportsTime Ohio, ESPN2 and WTAM/1100 and WMMS/100.7 FM will carry the game.
Zunino suffered the injury during batting practice on Wednesday and is the latest addition to Seattle's list of ailments that started in spring training and has carried into the regular season.