Tigers Fall Back Out Of Wild Card Spot In 8-1 Loss
The Detroit Tigers ended a five game home stand with a 8-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners Sunday afternoon at Comerica Park. Detroit (66-56) could only manage five hits and committed three errors in the loss and fell a half game behind Seattle for the second American League Wild Card spot. The lone Tigers run came from an RBI double from Victor Martinez in the bottom of the eighth inning. Robbie Ray (1-3) went five innings and giving up seven hits and four runs to take the loss. Seattle (67-56) had a 13 hit attack led by Chris Denorfria who had three hits and Kyle Seager who had two hits and three RBI. Chris Young (12-6) pitched six shutout innings and striking out four. Detroit will now travel to Tampa for a three game series with the Rays starting Tuesday night. Max Scherzer (14-4) pitches for Detroit while Chris Archer (8-6) will start for Tampa Bay. Pregame coverage beings Tuesday night at 6:40 pm on Lansing's Big Talker 1240 WJIM.