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American League Game Summary - Detroit at Seattle

(Friday, April 25th)

Final Score: Seattle 6, Detroit 0

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Bret Boone drove in three runs and Joel Pineiro threw 5 1/3 scoreless innings as the Seattle Mariners blanked the Detroit Tigers, 6-0, in the opener of a three-game series at Safeco Field. Randy Winn went 3-for-4 and came within a home run of a cycle for the Mariners, who have won five straight and 11 of 13.

Omar Infante had two of Detroit's four hits as the Tigers continued the franchise's worst-ever start, falling to 2-19.

Pineiro (2-1) struck out six and allowed four hits over 5 1/3 innings to earn the victory. He walked six batters in the game, but the anemic Detroit offense failed to capitalize.

Detroit, which has scored a major league-low 43 runs this season, failed to get a runner across home plate despite loading the bases in the first, second and sixth innings. The Tigers stranded 11 baserunners in the contest.

Seattle took a 2-0 lead off Detroit starter Mike Maroth on RBI singles by John Olerud and Carlos Guillen in the bottom of the first inning.

The Mariners scored four times in the second to essentially put the game away against the hapless Tigers. Willie Bloomquist led off the inning with a double to right, went to third on a base hit by Dan Wilson and scored on an Ichiro Suzuki single to make it a 3-0 contest.

Winn followed with a base hit that loaded the bases for Boone, who cleared the bases with a double that put Seattle up 6-0.

Seattle relievers Julio Mateo and Rafael Soriano did not allow a hit while combining for 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.

Maroth (0-6) lost his sixth straight start, surrendering six runs on eight hits while striking out two and walking one in just two innings of work. He joined Dave Stewart as the only pitchers in major league history to lose six games in the month of April. Stewart lost six games in April 1984 as a member of the Texas Rangers.

Game Notes

The Tigers have been shut out six times already this season...The Mariners are 8-2 versus lefthanders and have won seven straight against southpaws...Seattle's Mike Cameron (groin) missed the game...Over the last two seasons, the Mariners are 11-4 against the Tigers, including a 7-1 mark in Seattle...Detroit has scored two less runs this season (43) than the New York Yankees have home runs (45).

04/26 01:36:20 ET

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