Mariners Vs. Tigers: Seattle Stuns Detroit With 3-Game Sweep

The Seattle Mariners kicked off a 10-game road trip on Tuesday. They snapped a four-game losing streak in a big way by sweeping the Detroit Tigers.

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Mariners Vs. Tigers, Game 3 Final Score: Seattle Hangs On For 5-4 Win

On Thursday, the Seattle Mariners went for a three-game sweep of the hometown Detroit Tigers, in a series where the bats in the Seattle lineup suddenly and shockingly came to life. The M's proved their resilience in the finale, as they survived the Tigers tying the game and ended up with a 5-4 victory and the sweep.

Once again, the M's jumped on top right away, plating three runs in the top of the first inning on Justin Smoak's third home run of the season. In the top of the fourth, Seattle stretched their lead to 4-0 on a Miguel Olivo solo shot, his first of the year.

The Tigers battled back to tie things, however, picking up a Ryan Raburn RBI single in the bottom of the fifth and three runs in the bottom of the sixth, on an RBI hit by Brennan Boesch and Miguel Cabrera's sixth homer of the year, a two-run shot off of Hector Noesi.

The Mariners reclaimed the lead in the top of the seventh when Brendan Ryan drew a two-out walk and Chone Figgins doubled to drive him in.

Noesi went five innings, giving up four runs on five hits and a walk. The bullpen was great after that, giving up just three hits and a walk the rest of the way. Brandon League gave up two of those three hits in his save attempt in the bottom of the ninth, but was able to get a game-ending double play.

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Mariners Vs. Tigers, Game 2 Final Score: Seattle Bats Stay Hot In 9-1 Win

On Wednesday, the Seattle Mariners looked very little like the miserable team of banjo-hitting saps that were blanked just a few days ago as victims of a perfect game. In the second game of their three-game series against the Detroit Tigers, the Mariners pulled off a fantastic 9-1 victory, ensuring a series win in Motown.

The M's once again got on the board right away, with Jesus Montero hitting a two-out RBI single in the top of the first inning. They piled on three more runs in the top of the second with a two-run Dustin Ackley single and a Brendan Ryan sacrifice fly.

Alex Liddi added onto the lead with a two-run homer in the top of the third. The bottom of the third inning saw the lone Tigers run of the game, on a Brennan Boesch leadoff homer.

Seattle wasn't done, however, adding runs in the fifth and sixth innings with RBI hits by Ackley and Montero and a bases-loaded walk by Michael Saunders. Ackley, batting leadoff, went 3-for-6 with three RBI. Montero and Ichiro Suzuki also contributed three hits each to the 15-hit Seattle romp.

Mariners ace Felix Hernandez was once again at the top of his game, but unlike his last start, he received plenty of run support. Hernandez allowed just one run in seven innings. Somewhat unusual for Hernandez, he walked three and struck out just two, but also allowed just four hits. What's more, Boesch's home run was the lone Detroit extra-base hit of the game.

They'll go for the clean sweep on Thursday morning. If they can pull off their third straight win, they'll get back to .500 at 10-10.

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Mariners Vs. Tigers, Game 1 Final Score: Seattle Nabs Big 7-4 Win

After getting swept at home by the Chicago White Sox, the Seattle Mariner really need a morale boost. They got it in the first game of their road trip, as they bested a formidable Detroit Tigers by a final score of 7-4.

The M's got the scoring started right away, when Jesus Montero singled home Chone Figgins in the top of the first inning. Seattle managed to stretch their lead to 4-0 in the top of the third, on RBI hits by Kyle Seager and Michael Saunders.

The Tigers got a run back in the bottom of the third on a Brennan Boesch RBI single and cut the lead to 4-3 with a two-run Alex Avila homer in the bottom of the fourth.

The teams each added a run in the fifth inning. Miguel Olivo brought Kyle Seager home on a fielder's choice RBI in the top of the inning and Miguel Cabrera hit a solo shot in the bottom of the frame, but 5-4 was as close as the Tigers would get.

The Mariners tacked on insurance runs with an Alex Liddi home run in the top of the seventh and a Saunders RBI double in the top of the ninth. Brandon League came on for the save and after issuing a leadoff walk, retired the next three batters to seal the win.

Jason Vargas improved his record to 3-1 in 2012, as he went six innings, allowing all four runs on six hits and a walk. Three of those four runs came on Detroit round-trippers. Liddi and Ichiro Suzuki each had three-hit games and every starter reached base at least once as the M's put together 15 hits and drew three walks.

Hopefully this was the confidence-builder the offense needed. It would be unfortunate if they've already used up all the runs they were planning to score on this road trip.

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Mariners Vs. Tigers Series Preview: Probable Pitchers For 3-Game Tilt Against Detroit

The Seattle Mariners will kick off a 10-game road trip on Tuesday. Their first opponents will be the first-place Detroit Tigers.

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