Detroit sports glance: Moya goes deep twice, Tigers cruise past Mariners

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Tigers 5, Mariners 1 – Steven Moya had a multi-homer game to help propel the Tigers over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night.

LSJ Logo incertMoya led Detroit with three hits along with Jose Iglesias, who had a two-run double.

Miguel Cabrera also chipped in with a solo home run for the Tigers in the first inning.

Detroit led 4-0 in the after four innings, scoring one run in the first, two in the second and one in the fourth.

The Mariners responded with their lone run in the fifth before Detroit closed out the scoring with a run in the bottom of the fifth.Eye on the D

Detroit’s starting pitcher Michael Fulmer tossed a no-decision, allowing one run on three hits while striking out three batters in 4 1/3 innings.

Kyle Ryan picked up the win for the Tigers, pitching 1 2/3 scoreless innings while striking out three batters.

Seattle was held to three hits offensively and score its lone run on a bases loaded hit by pitch.

The Tigers are now 37-35 on the season, good for third place in the American League Central Division behind the first-place Cleveland Indians.

Detroit will look to pick up a four-game sweep of the Mariners with a win on Thursday afternoon.

Record: 37-35

3rd Place in AL Central Division (4.5 games behind first-place Cleveland)

2 games behind Toronto for last Wild Card spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 92

Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 96

Next Game: 06/23/2016 vs. Seattle Mariners 1:10 p.m. @ Comerica Park

Hitting stats: Steven Moya 2 HR (3) 2 RBI (5), Miguel Cabrera HR (16) RBI (44), Jose Iglesias 2B (11) 2 RBI (17).

Pitching stats: Kyle Ryan W (2-2) 1.2 IP 0 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 3 K, Michael Fulmer 4.1 IP 3 H 1 R 1 ER 1 BB 3 K.

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