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John Jaso's sacrifice fly capped a three-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Seattle Mariners a 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.
Octavio Dotel came on in the ninth for Detroit with closer Jose Valverde unavailable after three consecutive appearances. Dotel walked Brendan Ryan and Ichiro Suzuki then advanced both with a wild pitch. Ryan scored on another wild pitch to pull the Mariners within a run.
Jesus Montero then doubled to deep center, the ball hitting the wall just left of the 405 marker, to drive in Suzuki.
Duane Below relieved Dotel (1-1) before Kyle Seager sacrificed pinch-runner Munenori Kawasaki to third base prior to Jaso driving him in.
Steve Delabar (1-0) picked up the win with a scoreless ninth.
Detroit starter Doug Fister was denied his first win of the season in his second start. He was removed from his first outing April 7 after straining his left side. On Monday night, he allowed four hits, walked none and struck out th...
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One doesn’t have to reach too far back into the history of the Detroit Tigers to find a time when an apparently loaded roster was having trouble getting their act together and playing like the playoff team they were supposed to be.
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The Seattle Mariners started their latest ten game road trip in grand fashion, winning their first four games. They then dropped their last six, including all four games to the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays are tied for best record in the American League, and it was a competitive series for Seattle losing three games by one run and the other by two. The Mariners then finally returned...
Blake Beavan still could miss his next start, though the Seattle Mariners right-hander is feeling better a day after he was forced to leave his start in the third inning after taking a line drive off his right arm.
Manager Eric Wedge said on Tuesday that Beavan had increased range of motion in his arm, but it was still too early to determine if Beavan will make his next scheduled...
DETROIT -- Welcome back, Mr. Fister.
After sitting out since leaving his first and only start of the season April 7 with a left costochondral strain, Doug Fister will make his second debut of the season Monday night in Seattle.
No one is expecting Fister to do what he did when he arrived from Seattle at the trade deadline last season, which is to go 8-1 with a 1.79 ERA, but the...
Managers walk a fine line between conveying a sense of panic and making moves when a
change is called for. Jim Leyland didn't want anyone to read anything extra into his dropping of his
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was replaced by Andy Dirks as the man behind leadoff hitter Austin Jackson. "I'm just...
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In the third inning, the former New York Yankees pitcher threw a strike to catcher John Jaso. Jaso...
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The Double-A Jackson Generals have quite an impressive rotation. With Danny Hultzen and James Paxton alone, it’d be among the best rotations in Minor League Baseball. Toss in Taijuan Walker, however, and now we’re looking at a truly special Double-A collection of arms, the likes of which doesn’t come around very often....
Rookie slugger Jesus Montero lined a two-run double in the first inning to get Seattle on the board, Mike Carp added his first homer of the season and the Mariners cruised to a 5-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
Seattle starter Hector Noesi took a shutout into the seventh inning before giving up a solo home run to Ryan Doumit. Despite the homer, Noesi (2-3) allowed just...
The Detroit Tigers squeaked out a win against the Chicago White Sox yesterday with a 3-1 victory, taking them to 14-13 on the young season. The Tigers 3 runs came on homeruns by Austin Jackson (1st inning), Prince Fielder (3rd inning), and Andy Dirks (8th inning). The win came behind a great pitching performance by Rick Porcello (3-2) who went 6 1/3 innings with 5 K’s and only...
SEATTLE (AP) -- Justin Verlander won his 12th straight decision on the road, Prince Fielder homered and the Detroit Tigers raced to an early lead before holding on for a 6-4 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
Verlander wasn't his sharpest, giving up three runs and seven hits. But Verlander retired nine of his final 10 batters, struck out six and went at least six...
Cole Hamels was suspended today for intentionally plunking Bryce Harper in last night’s game. The suspension is for five games. Public responses have been split as to whether Hamels’ actions are “part of the game.” Jim Leyland, manager for the Detroit Tigers, has made his feelings clear. Leyland feels there is no place in baseball for such acts. According...
John Jaso lined a single over Detroit's drawn-in infield in the eighth inning to drive in Michael Saunders with the tiebreaking run, Jason Vargas pitched eight strong innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Tigers 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Jaso's single off reliever Duane Below was hit so hard shortstop Jhonny Peralta barely had time to react before it was landing in the...