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Seattle Mariners Team Report - April 26
(Sports Network) - The Seattle Mariners target their sixth straight win
tonight when they square off against the lowly Detroit Tigers in the second
game of a three-game set at Safeco Field.
Righthander Ryan Franklin will head to the mound for the Mariners, who are
going for five straight at home against the Tigers, dating back to last
Franklin pitched well in his last outing, allowing just two runs on six hits
over seven innings of work against the Angels on April 20. Franklin did not
figure in the decision.
The righthander is 1-0 against the Tigers in four career appearances.
Last night, 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.
Randy Winn went 3-for-4 and came within a home run of a cycle for the
Boone is just 2-for-14 in his last four games.
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.
Seattle was 5-2 against the Tigers last season and took all three meetings in
Safeco. The Mariners are 11-4 against the Tigers dating back to the 2001
season and have a 7-1 mark at Safeco Field over that time span.
04/26 12:39:17 ET
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