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The Detroit Tigers beat the Seattle Mariners by a score of 4-2. David Price was strong early, giving up only a walk through the first three innings. He gave up his first hit to Austin Jackson, who led off the fourth. Jackson moved to third on a fly out by Dustin Ackley, and scored to tie the game at one a piece. Price was solid through seven, and then loaded the bases in the eighth with one out. He was able to get out of the inning without allowing a run to score by striking out Jackson and getting Ackley to ground out.
Price’s final line: 8IP, 3H, 1R/ER, 3BB, 7K
Joe Nathan came in to pitch the ninth to a smattering of boos on account of his recent faux pas. He gave up a hit to Robinson Cano to lead off the inning, and Cano moved to third base on a ground out by Kendrys Morales, who hit into the shift, which left third base uncovered. Cano scored on a Endy Chavez bloop single, but the next batter, Kyle Seager ground into a double play to end the game.
The Detroit Tigers offense came through with a run in the second after a lead off single by J.D. Martinez, who stole second base and to third on Alex Avila‘s one out single. Martinez scored on Eugenio Suarez‘s fielder’s choice. The Detroit Tigers took the lead again in the bottom of the fourth on a solo home run off of Felix Hernandez by Nick Castellanos. The Tigers threatened again in the sixth inning, with runners in scoring position after an error, an infield single and a passed ball, but were unable to score.
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The Tiger’s bats came alive again in the seventh inning and they were able to tack on two more runs on a Miguel Cabrera double, an intentional walk to Victor Martinez, and a J.D. Martinez RBI single that scored Cabrera. Castellanos continued his hot night at the plate with a RBI single that scored Victor. This was enough to back up their starter and notch the win.
The Tigers play the Mariners for the final game int he series at 1:08pm.