The Tigers won their rubber game with the Mariners yesterday afternoon with an impressive come from behind victory. The Tigers were down by four runs two different times (4-0 and 6-2) and they managed to put this one in the win column. They scored three in the sixth to make it a one run game and then Clete Thomas singled home Miguel Cabrera for the walk off hit.
Alex Avila came up big again. He roped a two out single that capped off the three run sixth to put the Tigers just one back. Ryan Raburn and Brandon Inge each hit solo shots and Raburn finished with three hits. Miguel Cabrera went two for five and he scored a pair of runs.
Prior to joining the Tigers, Jarrod Washburn had given up five or more runs in a start just three times over 20 starts. Since joining the Tigers, he’s done it three times in four starts as the pen and hitters had to bail him out of this one. Despite going 0-1 with a 6.04 ERA with the Tigers though, Detroit has won three of his four starts although they needed plenty of offense in two of those games.
Zach Miner threw two shutout innings and Bobby Seay pitched a shutout ninth to improve to 4-2. Neither reliever gave up a baserunner so you had an exceptional day from the bullpen in this one.
Now the Tigers head out west for three against the Athletics. It’s a 10:05 start time tonight and Edwin Jackson will take on Gio Gonzalez. The White Sox play the Orioles this weekend and the Twins play Kansas City.