American League Game Summary - Seattle at Detroit|
(Sunday, August 17)
Final Score: Seattle 8, Detroit 1
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Young helped the Seattle Mariners
leapfrog the Detroit Tigers for the second AL wild-card spot, tossing six
scoreless innings in Sunday's 8-1 win at Comerica Park.
Young (12-6) matched his career high for victories after holding the Tigers to
four hits and a walk.
"This is a very tough lineup and he did an extremely good job. He gave us six
solid innings," Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said of Young.
Kyle Seager knocked in three runs, Chris Denorfia had an RBI triple among his
three hits and Robinson Cano scored three times for Seattle, which moved a
half-game ahead of Detroit.
Robbie Ray (1-3), a 22-year-old rookie, got the start for the Tigers in the
rubber match of this three-game set and allowed four runs -- three earned --
on seven hits and two walks in five innings.
"It was a bad day all the way around. We didn't have good at-bats, we didn't
pitch very well and we didn't play good defense," Detroit manager Brad Ausmus
The Mariners provided Young a lead before he took the mound as Kendrys Morales
lined an RBI single and Seager lifted a sacrifice fly in the top of the first.
Cano came home on a Ray wild pitch with the bases loaded in the third, then
Seager scored on Denorfia's triple to the left-center field gap two innings
Young, meanwhile, stranded a runner at third base in the second and third
before pitching out of a jam after Detroit opened the fifth with consecutive
Seattle pushed three more runs across in the sixth to widen its lead. Jim
Johnson, the former closer who earned 101 saves for Baltimore the previous two
seasons, made his Detroit debut and gave up leadoff double to Chris Taylor.
Taylor went to third on Austin Jackson's one-out single and scored on a Dustin
Ackley grounder fielded by Johnson, who was released by Oakland on Aug. 1.
After Cano was intentionally walked, Jackson scored when left fielder Rajai
Davis dropped a Morales popup. Johnson departed and Seager added an RBI single
off Blaine Hardy to make it 7-0.
Seager's RBI single in the eighth made it an 8-0 game, while Victor Martinez
spoiled the shutout bid with a run-scoring double off Seattle reliever Danny
Farquhar in the home eighth.
Young also won 12 games while with Texas in 2005 ... McClendon was
ejected by third base umpire Tony Randazzo in the bottom of the seventh inning
... The Tigers were 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position.
08/17 20:05:55 ET