The Seattle Mariners came to town with the league's fifth worst batting average (.223), but they have 12 hits through seven innings against the Tigers on Tuesday night and a 6-4 lead.
Tigers' starter Max Scherzer allowed 10 hits in only five innings of work, which resulted in five earned runs. Scherzer's ERA on the season is now a glowering 8.24.
The Tigers' bats have been okay, but not enough to stick with the Mariners' six runs. Miguel Cabrera and Alex Avila each have home runs, and Brennan Boesch has a two-out run batted in, but those only make up three of the Tigers' six hits. The four runs the Tigers scored off Mariners' starter Jason Vargas is the most they have accumulated on a starter since Boston's Clay Buchholz on April 8, however, so that's good.
The Tigers have reached the M's pen and Phil Coke will pitch the eighth for the Tigers.
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