By Dave Hart
Tigers 5, Mariners 4 (10 inn) – The Tigers clipped the Seattle Mariners in extra innings on Thursday to complete their first four-game sweep at home since September of 2012.
The Tigers, who led 2-0 and 4-1 before allowing three unanswered runs to be forced to extra innings, were led by James McCann with a home run and two RBIs.
Justin Upton and Steven Moya each chipped in with RBI doubles.
Kyle Ryan picked up his second victory in two days for the Tigers, throwing a scoreless 10th frame.
The Mariners were paced in a losing effort by Nelson Cruz with two homers, while Chris Iannetta and Leonys Martin each added a solo homer.
The Tigers are now 38-35 on the season, good for third place in the American League Central Division behind the first-place Cleveland Indians.
Detroit will open a three-game weekend series starting Friday night against the Indians.
3rd Place in AL Central Division (4 games behind first-place Cleveland)
1.5 games behind Toronto for last Wild Card spot
Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 91
Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 95
Next Game: 06/24/2016 vs. Cleveland Indians 7:10 p.m. @ Comerica Park
Hitting stats: James McCann HR (5) 2 RBI (21), Justin Upton 2B (15) RBI (32) SB (5), Steven Moya 2B (4) RBI (6), Andrew Romine SB (3)
Pitching stats: Kyle Ryan W (3-2) 1 IP 1 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 1 K, Daniel Norris 5 IP 6 H 3 R 3 ER 0 BB 5 K.