Seager leads Mariners past Tigers 7-2
Friday, August 16, 2019

(DETROIT) – The Seattle Mariners overcame a slow start and found a way to get past the Detroit Tigers on Thursday. Kyle Seager drove in three runs, including two in a three-run third inning, and the Mariners topped the Tigers with a 7-2 victory. Mallex Smith stole two bases in three attempts, giving him 34, the most in the majors. The Mariners won two of three in the series after losing eight of their previous nine, thanks in large part to Seager. He hit three homers in Tuesday's win and drove in six runs. After Seattle opener Matt Wisler pitched a scoreless first, Tommy Milone (2-7) took over as the primary pitcher and allowed two runs and six hits in four innings. Tigers starter Spencer Turnbull (3-11) allowed three runs and six hits in five innings. Turnbull struck out seven batters in the first three innings, but only retired the side in order in the first. The Mariners put two runners on in the second and scored three runs in the third. Victor Reyes led off the fourth with a triple and scored on Dawel Lugo's sacrifice fly to pull Detroit within 3-1 before Miguel Cabrera hit his ninth homer of the season. Detroit finished 4-7 on its 11-game homestand to fall to 17-43 at home. The Tigers need to win five of their last 21 games at Comerica Park to avoid reaching 60 losses at home.