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.
Brayan Pena, Detroit’s catcher, held onto Prince Fielder’s relay throw and absorbed a collision with Justin Smoak at home plate for the final out, and the Tigers outlasted the Seattle Mariners 2-1 in 14 innings Wednesday night.
Tigers’ slugger Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and drove in Detroit’s first four runs, Fister threw seven strong innings against his former team, and the Tigers beat the Seattle Mariners 6-2 on Tuesday night.