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Tigers Vs. Mariners Final: Detroit's Bats Fall Silent Again In 2-1 Defeat

For a team with so much offensive firepower, the Detroit Tigers are having some trouble getting across home plate.

The Tigers offense once again fell flat Wednesday against the Seattle Mariners, resulting in a 2-1 defeat.

The Tigers have now alternated wins and losses for 11 straight games. At 15-15, they are two games back of the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central.

On Wednesday Detroit mustered just five hits against Mariners starter Jason Vargas.

Tiger starter Drew Smyly continued his solid season by pitching 6.0 innings with five strikeouts and just one earned run. But reliever Luke Putkonen, making his second appearance of the season, gave up a run and was tagged with the loss.

Tuesday's six-run outing was the only time in the last seven games Detroit has scored more than five runs. The Tigers are averaging an even 3.0 runs per game over that stretch.

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