Detroit Tigers vs Seattle Mariners Game 95 Preview, TV, Lineup


Detroit Tigers (47-47) vs Seattle Mariners (43-52) — 1:08 PM ET

Comerica Park — Detroit, MI 

TV: FSD, MLB Network

Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (click for affiliates)

Weather:  79 degrees, clear

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When We Last Met

The Detroit Tigers jumped all over Seattle in the third inning of Wednesday’s game, scoring eight runs. The highlight of the frame was third baseman Nick Castellanos’ grand slam. Detroit went on to hold on, 9-4.

The Tigers can win the four-game series with a victory on Thursday. They are 4-2 against Seattle this season.

Pitching Matchup

There’s nobody the Tigers would rather have on the mound Thursday afternoon as the team goes for the series victory than lefty David Price. He is 9-3 with a 2.32 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 127 strikeouts in 132 innings this season.

His last start was his first loss since May, but that wasn’t Price’s fault. He went seven frames and allowed just one run on six hits. He also struck out a season-high 12 and walked just one.

Detroit is 15-4 this season when Price starts a game.

Right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma will start for Seattle. He is 2-1 with a 4.89 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 25 strikeouts in 35 innings. Iwakuma missed all of May and June due to a strained lat muscle.

Iwakuma actually made his return from the 60-day disabled list against the Tigers two weeks ago. In that start, he allowed five runs on eight hits in just five frames. In his two outings since, however, Iwakuma has yielded two runs in 13 2/3 innings.

Detroit Tigers Lineup

1. Ian Kinsler 2B
2. Yoenis Cespedes LF
3. Victor Martinez DH
4. J.D. Martinez RF
5. Nick Castellanos 3B
6. Marc Krauss 1B
7. James McCann C
8. Jose Iglesias SS
9. Anthony Gose CF