The Detroit Tigers go back on the road Monday night for game one of four against the Seattle Mariners. Detroit comes into this series 38 games below .500 after winning four of the last five games played including a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday. Drew Hutchison got to start for Detroit giving up two runs on seven hits across 4.1 innings leading to a no decision. The Detroit bullpen held true before Daniel Norris came onto allowed no runs on no hits after recording 4 outs to pick up the victory.
Offensively Detroit did just enough from the plate with six hits and 31 at bats but one hit with runners in scoring position led to three runs. Eric Haase led the way for the Detroit offense with three hits in four at bats including a solo home run to drive in one run, while Javy Baez drove in one run as well.
The Seattle Mariners continue a home stand on Monday 16 games above .500 riding a four-game win streak after a win against the Oakland Athletics. Luis Castillo dominated on the mound for Seattle allowing one run on two hits across six innings leading to the victory. The Seattle bullpen allowed no runs on no hits over the final three innings to secure the win.
Offensively Seattle was mediocre with seven hits in 29 at bats, while going 2-10 with runners in scoring position to leave five men on base. Sam Haggerty provided the biggest spark for Seattle driving in three of the five Mariner runs.