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DETROIT (WKZO) – Seattle’s latest victim in the Tigers pitching rotation was Adam Wilk. The Mariners touched Wilk for six runs on eight hits in two innings Wednesday, blowing out the home team for a second straight night, 9-1.
Detroit managed a mere seven hits against Felix Hernandez. Eight runners were left on base for the Tigers, including a bases loaded chance in the first that came up empty. The lone bright spot for Detroit was Brennan Boesch. His third inning solo homerun put the Tigers on the board, but the Mariners already had a 6-0 lead. Three pitchers came out of the bullpen for the Tigers. Duane Below was the most successful, recording a pair of strikeouts in two innings of work. After the game, Adam Wilk was optioned to Triple-A Toledo, recalling Brayan Villarreal to the bullpen.
The Mariners are red hot at Comerica, averaging eight runs and 15 hits in the first two games of the series. Prior to this series, Seattle averaged barely three runs per game. Rick Porcello hopes to cool them off this afternoon to avoid the sweep. Seattle will send Hector Noesi to the mound, he brings a 9.49 ERA into tomorrow’s game.
First pitch on AM 590 WKZO is 1:05 pm.