A night after the Detroit Tigers put a pretty good beating on the Seattle Mariners, the Mariners returned the favor by pounding Detroit 13-3 in the second game of a three-game set at Safeco Field.
Ichiro Suzuki went 4-for-5 at the plate and drove in a pair of runs, while Chone Figgins went 3-for-4 and drove in three for the Mariners. Doug Fister (1-3) picked up his first win of the year, scattering five hits and two runs over 6 1/3 innings.
Phil Coke only lasted 3 2/3 innings for Detroit, giving up six runs—only two earned—and failed to strike out a batter. Coke (1-3) needed 89 pitches to get to that point before he was pulled in favor of Enrique Gonzalez, who managed to walk four batters in 1 2/3 innings.
The Mariners put up four runs in the first inning and had built a 6-1 lead going into the top of the seventh, but the Tigers had a chance to get back in the game. Detroit loaded the bases without nobody out and got Fister to walk home Miguel Cabrera for a run, but Brandon Inge grounded into a double play to end the inning.
Seattle quickly put an end to any comeback, adding five more runs in the bottom half of the seventh.