By Dave Hart
Mariners 3, Tigers 0 – Seattle Mariners’ starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma tossed seven scoreless innings to pace his team over the Tigers late Monday night.
The Mariners opened the scoring with two runs in the second inning to take a 2-0 lead and added a run in the eighth.
Detroit’s starting pitcher Michael Fulmer took the loss, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out six batters in seven innings.
The Tigers are now 61-51 on the season, good for second place in the American League Central Division behind the first-place Cleveland Indians. They are tied with the Boston Red Sox for the final playoff spot.
Detroit will look to snap its two-game losing streak with a win on Tuesday night against the Mariners.
Tied for 2nd Place in AL Central Division (2.5 games behind first-place Cleveland)
Tied with Boston for the last playoff spot
Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 52
Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 55
Next Game: 08/09/2016 @ Seattle Mariners 10:10 p.m. @ Safeco Field
Hitting stats: None
Pitching stats: Michael Fulmer L (9-3) 7 IP 5 H 2 R 2 ER 1 BB 6 K.