Detroit Tigers Starting Pitcher Doug Fister went 7 innings and allowed 2 runs against the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night at SafeCo field. The win gave the Detroit Tigers sole position of first place in the AL Central.
Miguel Cabrera led the Detroit Tigers offense accounting for 4 RBI. The first of with came in the top of the 1st inning when Miggy drove in Austin Jackson following a lead-off stand-up triple. Miggy struck again in the 5th with a two-run shot and again in the 7th again knocking in Austin Jackson. That is all the Detroit Tigers would need behind a perfect bullpen performance from Al Alburquerque and Joaquin Benoit.
Closer Committee Minutes
Joaquin Benoit pitched the 9th again. Although it was not a save situation you can see the Jim Leyland is getting comfortable using Benoit in the 9th and playing then match-ups in the 7th and 8th. Joaquin Benoit has yet to save a game but that should be coming soon as Benoit has been a staple in the ninth as of late.
Other Game Notes
Victor Martinez is starting to roll. His 3 hit game was his first multi-hit game since April 4th. Has has also hit safely for three straight games. Austin Jackson and Torii Hunter continued their hit streaks stretching them to 8 and 10 respectively.
The Detroit Tigers match-up against Felix Hernandez tonight. He will represent the biggest test for the Detroit Tigers offense yet. The Mariner’s ace has had a slow start to the season but will look to get back on track against a team he has dominated in the past. King Felix is 9-2, 2.65 ERA with a WHIP of 1.192. You can catch the game from Safeco Field on Fox sports Detroit at 10:10 pm EST.