The Detroit Tigers played their second game of a three-game series against the Seattle Mariners tonight and picked up a 3-2 win.
The Detroit Tigers played the second game of a three-game series against the Seattle Mariners tonight and were able to snap an eight-game losing streak against the team with a 3-2 victory. Detroit got off to a hot start, picking up two runs in the second and a third run in the third, and never let go of the lead.
Edwin Jackson made his second start for his old club and pitched well once again. He went 5.0 innings and only allowed two earned runs while striking out four. Jackson has looked great in both his outings with the Tigers so far. The bullpen was also great, finishing the game without allowing a single run for 4.0 innings between Gregory Soto, Buck Farmer, and Joe Jimenez.
Jake Rogers had a heck of a night on defense behind the plate. Rogers threw out the speedy Keon Broxton trying to steal second base and also threw out Mallex Smith on a back pick. This was great to see because defense has been a struggle for Detroit this year. Rogers is shaping up to be a great defensive catcher for the club.
The Tigers had no shortage of hits on the night but were only able to plate three runs. Fortunately, this was enough behind the stellar pitching. Travis Demeritte continued to show promise, going 2-for-4 and continuing his hitting streak. Victor Reyes also had a huge two-RBI single in the second inning to give the Tigers the early lead, and Harold Castro tacked on the third run with an RBI single in the third.
Detroit plays the rubber match with Seattle tomorrow at 1:10 p.m. EST. Spencer Turnbull will be on the mound, who has been pitching solid but has an ugly 3-10 record. Turnbull and the Tigers will look to improve on that and keep their bats hot before heading out to Tampa Bay on Friday.