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