Mariners Smack Around the Tigers, Regain the Wild-Card

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The Mariners now have a half-game lead over the Detroit Tigers for the 2nd Wild-Card spot in the American League. Chris Young pitched 6 scoreless inning, winning his 4th straight decision while lowering his ERA to 3.07 on the season.

The Mariners plated 8 runs, in all varieties: groundouts, wild pitches, fielding errors, and just great hitting.

Chris Denorfia woke up offensively, going 3-5 with a triple and an RBI. If he can get hot and stay productive in right field, his potential platoon with a healthy Michael Saunders could be valuable during the stretch.

Kyle Seager cranked out 3 RBI, and Robinson Cano went 2-for-3 on a day where the whole team produced.

Now the Mariners head off to Philadelphia to face the Phillies before playing the Nationals.

11 games over .500 and in the thick of the playoff race, these next few weeks are going to be fun and interesting for your Seattle Mariners.

BOX SCORE:

SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jackson, A, CF5120000.268
Jones, J, CF1000001.256
Ackley, LF4101112.247
Cano, 2B3320100.332
a-Miller, B, PH-2B1100000.202
Morales, K, DH4021102.227
Seager, 3B4123002.277
Denorfia, RF5031014.243
Morrison, 1B5010005.232
Taylor, C, SS5110023.356
Sucre, C5000022.138
Totals4281363621.246

a-Reached on error for Cano in the 8th.

DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B3000003.282
a-Suarez, PH-SS1000010.234
Carrera, CF4000033.194
Cabrera, M, DH3100110.309
Martinez, V, 1B4021000.326
Martinez, J, RF4010002.304
Castellanos, N, 3B4000002.262
Avila, C2010211.225
Romine, A, SS-2B3010111.216
Davis, R, LF1000102.289
Kelly, D, LF2000003.246
Totals311515717.273

a-Struck out for Kinsler in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Taylor, C (6, Johnson, J).
3B: Denorfia (4, Ray, R).
TB: Cano 2; Jackson, A 2; Taylor, C 2; Morales, K 2; Denorfia 5; Seager 2; Morrison.
RBI: Morales, K (29), Seager 3 (77), Denorfia (17), Ackley (47).
2-out RBI: Denorfia; Seager 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Morrison 3; Ackley; Taylor, C 2; Denorfia 2.
SF: Seager.
Team RISP: 5-for-15.
Team LOB: 11.
BASERUNNING
SB: Jackson, A (11, 2nd base off Ray, R/Avila).FIELDING
DP: (Miller, B-Taylor, C-Morrison).

BATTING
2B: Martinez, J (21, Young, Cr), Martinez, V (24, Farquhar).
TB: Avila; Romine, A; Martinez, J 2; Martinez, V 3.
RBI: Martinez, V (73).
2-out RBI: Martinez, V.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Avila; Carrera 3; Martinez, J.
GIDP: Kelly, D.
Team RISP: 0-for-9.
Team LOB: 8.
BASERUNNING
SB: Davis, R 3 (30, 2nd base off Young, Cr/Sucre, 3rd base off Young, Cr/Sucre, 2nd base off Young, Cr/Sucre).FIELDING
E: Martinez, V (6, fielding), Davis, R (5, fielding), Castellanos, N (10, throw).

SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Young, Cr(W, 12-6)6.04001403.07
Wilhelmsen1.00001102.22
Farquhar1.01111202.73
Medina1.00002002.13
Totals9.05115702.94
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ray, R(L, 1-3)5.07432105.33
Johnson, J0.22311107.24
Hardy1.11000101.95
Coke1.02100104.40
Alburquerque1.01000202.80
Totals9.013843603.97