Prince Fielder had three hits and scored the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning on a close play at the plate, leading the Detroit Tigers over the Seattle Mariners 5-4 Thursday.
Wednesday’s 8-0 against the Tigers — against Justin Verlander, nonetheless — was exactly what the Mariners needed to climb out of the awful funk they’ve been in for the month of September.
Hisashi Iwakuma extended his scoreless innings streak on the road to 25 and Justin Smoak homered off Verlander to help Seattle Mariners beat the Detroit Tigers 8-0 on Wednesday night.
Hisashi Iwakuma takes the mound for Game 3 of the current four-game series in Detroit.
The Tigers added three runs in the bottom half of the eighth inning en route to a 6-2 win over the Mariners on Tuesday night. Seattle twice rallied from one-run deficits, but lost for the eighth time in nine games.
There are still 12 games left in the Mariners’ 2013 season — however, winning the remaining games likely won’t secure the jobs of manager Eric Wedge and pitching coach Carl Willis for the 2014 season.
Mariners starter Joe Saunders pitched well until the sixth, when he got two outs before a walk and three hits ended his night. He was seen throwing things in the dugout after being pulled, and he did not speak to reporters afterward.
The Seattle Mariners, who secured another losing season on Friday, go up against Rick Porcello in Detroit tonight. The Tigers’ starter is coming off his first career complete game.
Cleveland Indians fans could be heard chanting “Detroit’s bankrupt” during a game against the Tigers Wednesday night.
Kyle Seager hit a pinch-hit, two-out RBI double in the seventh inning to break a scoreless tie and help give the Mariners a 2-0 victory over the Tigers on Thursday.