Detroit Tigers vs Seattle Mariners Series Preview

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Jun 20, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers left fielder Justin Upton (8) receives congratulations from third base coach Dave Clark (25) as he runs the bases after he hits a game winning home run in the 12th inning against the Seattle Mariners at Comerica Park. Detroit won 8-7 in twelve innings. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 20, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers left fielder Justin Upton (8) receives congratulations from third base coach Dave Clark (25) as he runs the bases after he hits a game winning home run in the 12th inning against the Seattle Mariners at Comerica Park. Detroit won 8-7 in twelve innings. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jun 20, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez (41) hits a single in the ninth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /

Detroit Tigers players will kick off a six-game road trip on Monday night in Seattle as the team takes on the Mariners. Here’s what to expect in the series against the M’s.

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Fulmer takes the mound Monday night for the Detroit Tigers as the team looks to put Sunday’s loss behind them. The Tigers had a chance to win the game late, but ended up dropping the series finale to the New York Mets.

It was only the seventh loss for Detroit since the All-Star break. Despite the defeat to New York, the game did bring some positives.

Anibal Sanchez out-dueled Jacob deGrom by throwing eight innings of one-run ball with 10 strikeouts. What’s more, the series against the Mets represented the fourth-straight series win for Detroit. Series wins will be extremely important down the stretch, and the more the Tigers can rack up, the better.

Brad Ausmus’ team will hope to start a West Coast trip on the right foot as Detroit visits Safeco Field to do battle against the Mariners.

After taking splitting four games against Boston and sweeping the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the M’s have vaulted into second place in the American League West. Seattle still trails division-leading Texas by seven games, but the Mariners are just 3.5 games back of Detroit in the wild card race.

The Tigers will certainly be confident heading into the Pacific Northwest. Miguel Cabrera and friends are 4-0 against Seattle this season, and will start three of the team’s best starting pitchers.

Here’s what to expect.

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