Detroit Tigers come back from early deficit to bounce Seattle 8-3 on Thursday
DETROIT (AP) — Jonathan Schoop homered and Isaac Paredes hit a go-ahead single as the Detroit Tigers rallied from a first-inning deficit and took advantage of three errors to beat the Seattle Mariners 8-3 Thursday.
Mitch Haniger put Seattle ahead against Tyler Alexander with the first of his two solo homers, but the Tigers rallied to take two of three from the Mariners, who have lost six of nine after a five-game win streak.
“We had good at-bats, even from the beginning of the game, and that gave us a chance to settle in,” Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said.
Joe Jimenez (1-0) pitched a 1-2-3 seventh for his first win since Aug. 26. Alex Lange threw the eighth and Gregory Soto pitched a perfect ninth.
In a planned bullpen game, Alexander allowed one run and three hits in 2 2/3 innings and relievers allowed three hits over the rest of the game.
Seattle’s Justus Sheffield (5-5) gave up five runs — three earned — and six hits in four innings, the shortest of his 11 starts this season.
Detroit is 26-36 overall but 5-1 against Seattle, with the only loss 9-6 on Wednesday.
Mariners shortstop Kyle Seager made two errors and second baseman Donovan Walton one.
Ty France was hit by a pitch in the fifth inning from Jason Foley, becoming the first player in Mariners history to be hit by pitches four times in a three-game span.
Jake Rogers homered in the third but Jake Bauers, making his Mariners debut after he was acquired from Cleveland, had an RBI grounder that cut the lead to 3-2 in the fourth.
Castro’s sacrifice fly and Robbie Grossman’s RBI single put Detroit ahead 5-2 in the fifth.