MLB: Boston 5, Seattle 1

SEATTLE, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Clay Buchholz settled down after giving up a first-inning homer Wednesday and Boston completed a three-game sweep with a 5-1 win over Seattle.

MLB: Seattle 3, Cleveland 0

SEATTLE, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Felix Hernandez tossed eight shutout innings and Russell Branyan socked a solo homer Sunday, powering Seattle to a 3-0 victory over Cleveland.

MLB: Seattle 6, New York Yankees 0

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Felix Hernandez and Garrett Olson combined to strike out 13 Friday and Seattle won its third in a row with a 6-0 victory over the New York Yankees.

MLB: Seattle 9, Cleveland 3

CLEVELAND, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Josh Bard hit his first MLB grand slam during a five-run fifth Saturday, lifting the Seattle Mariners to a 9-3 win over Cleveland.

MLB: Kansas City 2, Seattle 1

SEATTLE, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Bruce Chen held Seattle to a Russell Branyan homer in seven innings Saturday and Kansas City went on to a 2-1 win.

MLB: Kansas City 6, Seattle 4 (10 innings)

SEATTLE, July 6 (UPI) -- Yuniesky Betancourt drove in the game winner and scored a run in the 10th inning Monday in the Kansas City Royals' 6-4 win over Seattle.

MLB: Seattle 8, Detroit 1

DETROIT, July 4 (UPI) -- Cliff Lee pitched eight strong innings and Russell Branyan and Casey Kotchman each socked homers Sunday in the Seattle Mariners' 8-1 win over Detroit.

MLB: Seattle 7, New York Yankees 0

NEW YORK, June 30 (UPI) -- Felix Hernandez struck out 11 in a two-hit shutout Wednesday and the Seattle Mariners throttled the New York Yankees 7-0.

MLB: Cleveland 8, Boston 7

CLEVELAND, June 10 (UPI) -- Russell Branyan capped off a wild ninth inning with a two-run single Thursday that gave the Cleveland Indians an 8-7 victory over Boston.

MLB: Cleveland 4, Kansas City 0

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 13 (UPI) -- Fausto Carmona threw five shutout innings before a long rain delay Wednesday and Cleveland went on to blank Kansas City 4-0.

MLB: Cleveland 8, Kansas City 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 12 (UPI) -- Jake Westbrook's solid start Tuesday gave him his first win since April 2008 and boosted the Cleveland Indians to an 8-2 win over Kansas City.

MLB: Cleveland 5, Minnesota 4 (11 inns.)

CLEVELAND, May 2 (UPI) -- Asdrubal Cabrera hit an RBI single in the 11th inning Saturday to give the Cleveland Indians a 5-4 decision over Minnesota.
Indians 1B Branyan to open season on DL

Indians 1B Branyan to open season on DL

TEMPE, Ariz., March 28 (UPI) -- Cleveland Indians first baseman Russell Branyan has landed on the disabled list with a herniated disc in his back, team officials said Sunday.

MLB: Seattle 4, Oakland 2

SEATTLE, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A two-run homer in the 10th inning by Ryan Langerhans lifted the Seattle Mariners to a 4-2 win over the Oakland Athletics Tuesday.

MLB: Seattle 6, Chicago White Sox 4

SEATTLE, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Kenji Johjima stroked a two-run home run and Russell Branyan had a solo shot Monday in the Seattle Mariners' 6-4 win over the Chicago White Sox.
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Russell Branyan
Seattle Mariners' first baseman Russell Branyan smiles at one of the Minnesota Twins' fans in the fifth inning at SAFECO Field in Seattle on June 6, 2009. The Mariners beat the Twins 2-1. (UPI Photo/Jim Bryant)

Russell Oles Branyan (born December 19, 1975 in Warner Robins, Georgia) is a Major League Baseball first baseman for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He throws right-handed, bats left-handed, and primarily plays first base, but is capable of playing third base and the outfield. Branyan began his professional career in the Cleveland Indians minor league system. His major league debut was with the Indians on September 26, 1998. He has played for the Cleveland Indians (two occasions), Cincinnati Reds, Milwaukee Brewers (two occasions), Tampa Bay Devil Rays, San Diego Padres, Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, the Seattle Mariners (two occasions), and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Dubbed "Russell The Muscle," Branyan does not typically hit for a high batting average and strikes out frequently. However, he consistently draws walks and hits home runs. Branyan has been given the nickname 3TO, which stands for three true outcomes, by some groups of fans for his propensity to either draw a walk, strike out, or hit a home run. Because of this, players such as Jack Cust have drawn comparisons to Branyan.

Branyan was a 1994 graduate from Stratford Academy. His high school fostered such athletic talent like professional football player Le Kevin Smith and professional golfer Peter Persons. Branyan was selected as an All-Georgia State player in both 1993 and 1994. He was drafted out of Stratford Academy in the 1994 Major League Baseball Draft by the Cleveland Indians in the seventh round (185th pick overall).

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