Detroit used a six run seventh inning last night at Seattle and posted an 8-to-3 victory in the opener of a 3-game series with the Mariners. Max Scherzer tossed six innings and gave up two runs to earn the win and improved to 3-and-0
Jhonny Peralta had the big hit in the seventh for the Tigers with a bases-loaded triple, helping Detroit snap a brief two-game slide. Brennan Boesch went 2-for-3 with two walks, a run scored and a RBI, while Miguel Cabrera had two hits, three runs scored and an rbi for the Tigers.
Milton Bradley's 2-run homer run for Seattle in the second inning ended a streak of 10 straight games the Tigers had not allowed a long ball, their longest streak since 1947. Detroit, now 8-and-9, will start Phil Coke tonight against the Mariners.
The White Sox have dropped five straight with a 5-to-0 loss at Tampa Bay. And the game time temperature was 34-degrees last night at Wrigley Field, where the Cubs nipped the Padres 1-to-0 in ten innings.