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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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