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Tigers 8, Mariners 2: A few postgame notes ...

Tigers 8, Mariners 2: A few postgame notes ...
Apr. 19, 2009 (News Tribune delivered by Newstex ) --

I'll add some more later, but here's a few things really quickly ...

* Reliever Shawn Kelley gave the Mariners a bit of a scare when he threw and awkward pitch off the mound and the limped to the dugout after getting out of the ninth inning. But Kelley brushed it off, saying it was just a cramp and that hes been battling some dehydration. ?

* First baseman Russell Branyan missed a second straight game with back spasms. Wakamatsu hopes to have him back on the field for Tuesdays series opener with Tampa Bay. ?Its still locked up, Branyan said.

* Seattle pitchers tossed three wild pitches in the game as Kelley, Carlos Silva and Mark Lowe all uncorked wayward pitches. The Mariners had that happen three times in 2008. The team record is four which has occurred on three different occasions the latest was August 17 of last season against the Twins.

Tigers NOTES:? In only his second Major League start, Rick Porcello earned his first Major League victory while setting a career highwith 7 innings pitched. He was the Tigers # 1 pick in the 2007 draft.? Detroit is now 5-1 against the AL West after sweeping the Angels and winning 2 of 3 in Seattle.? Every member of the Tigers lineup recorded at least one hit except catcher Matt Treanor. Carlos Guillen, RamonSantiago and Josh Anderson each had multi-hit efforts.? Ramon Santiago recorded a career high 5 RBI with a single, fielders choice and he capped it off with a 3-run doublein the 8th inning. His previous career high was 4 (9/18/2003 vs. TOR).? Miguel Cabrera went 2x4 with 3 runs scored. He has hit safely in 11 of 12 games this season while batting .489.Mariners NOTES:? The Mariners lost their first series (1-2) of the season after winning or splitting their first three (MIN, OAK, LAA).? Carlos Silva gave up three runs in the fourth inning, but only gave up one hit, an RBI double by Brandon Inge. Silvahas now lost each of his last 4 starts against Detroit and is now 0-4, 14.11 ERA (23 ER, 14.2 IP). His last win againstthe Tigers was Sept. 24, 2007 at Comerica (NYSE:CMA PRZ) (NYSE:CMA) Park.? Seattle pitchers (Silva, Lowe, Kelley) had 3 wild pitches in todays game, one short of the franchise high of 4 (3x, last:8/17/08 vs. MIN). They recorded 3 wild pitches four times in 2008.? Seattle pitching gave up a season high 8 runs, but only 5 earned (previous: 5, 2x, last: 4/16 vs. LAA).? Endy Chavez went 2x4 with an RBI and has now hit safely in 12 of the 13 games this season, batting .392 with 5runs, a double, home run, 6 RBI and 4 stolen bases. Coming in to the game, he ranked ninth in the American Leaguein batting. Chavez has now recorded 6 multi-hit games on the season, including 4 in his last 6 games.? Endy Chavezs single in the 1st inning was his 17th on the season. Chavez entered Sundays game, 1st in theAmerican League in singles.? Ronny Cedeno homered in the 3rd inning, his first homerun since July 24, 2008. He has now recorded an extra-basehit in two straight games. He doubled on April 17 vs. Detroit.? Shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt recorded two errors in the 8th inning. It was the third time in his career that he hashad two errors in one game (last: 7/18/08 vs. CLE).? Jaimie Burke made his first start of 2009 after being called up from AAA Tacoma. He went hitless on the day.

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