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Early lead unravels
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Mariners 6, Tigers 3
Gerald Laird reaches for the ball as Russell Branyan scores in the fifth. (Ted S. Warren/AP)
Justin Verlander took a perfect game into the fifth inning, but the Mariners broke out for five runs on five hits and ended the righty's would-be gem. Miguel Cabrera had three hits and scored a run, and Brandon Inge drove in a pair to lead the offense.
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Series at a glance:
DET
Detroit (5-5)
Lost 1
Seattle 6, Detroit 3   SEA
Seattle (8-3)
Won 1
April 17, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Detroit
0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   3 9 1
Seattle
0 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 X   6 8 0
Standings thru 4/17/09  |  Recap: DET | SEA  |  Gameday  |  Tigers stats  |  Mariners stats
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Granderson, CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 3 .205
Polanco, 2B 4 0 0 0 1 1 1 .282
Ordonez, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .270
Cabrera, M, 1B 4 1 3 0 0 0 1 .513
Guillen, LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .176
Thames, M, DH 3 0 1 0 0 2 2 .286
  a-Larish, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .200
Laird, C 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 .321
Inge, 3B 4 0 1 2 0 2 3 .265
Santiago, R, SS 3 0 0 1 0 1 2 .333
Totals 34 3 9 3 2 10 18  

a-Struck out for Thames, M in the 8th.

BATTING
TB: Inge; Cabrera, M 3; Guillen; Laird; Thames, M; Ordonez; Granderson.
RBI: Inge 2 (9), Santiago, R (6).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ordonez 2; Granderson.
SAC: Santiago, R.
GIDP: Guillen, Polanco.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Laird (1, 2nd base off Hernandez, F/Johnson, Ro).

FIELDING
E: Inge (3, throw).

 
Seattle AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Suzuki, I, RF 4 0 1 1 0 2 0 .308
Chavez, En, LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .386
Griffey Jr., DH 4 1 1 0 0 2 2 .231
Beltre, A, 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 .214
Branyan, 1B 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 .273
  Cedeno, R, 2B 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 .158
Lopez, Jo, 2B-1B 3 1 1 1 1 0 1 .206
Johnson, Ro, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .188
Betancourt, Y, SS 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 .333
Gutierrez, F, CF 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 .212
Totals 31 6 8 4 2 9 9  

BATTING
2B: Beltre, A 2 (4, Verlander, Verlander), Cedeno, R (1, Verlander).
TB: Cedeno, R 2; Beltre, A 4; Lopez, Jo; Suzuki, I; Griffey Jr.; Gutierrez, F; Branyan.
RBI: Lopez, Jo (8), Gutierrez, F (7), Suzuki, I (5), Beltre, A (6).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Beltre, A; Johnson, Ro.
SAC: Johnson, Ro.
Team RISP: 4-for-10.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Beltre, A (2, 3rd base off Lyon/Laird).
CS: Cedeno, R (1, 3rd base by Verlander/Laird).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Lopez, Jo-Betancourt, Y-Branyan, Cedeno, R-Betancourt, Y-Lopez, Jo).

 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Verlander (L, 0-2) 7.1 8 6 5 1 8 0 7.88
Lyon 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 7.36
 
Seattle IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hernandez, F (W, 2-0) 6.0 7 3 3 1 6 0 4.26
Kelley (H, 3) 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Aardsma (H, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.00
Morrow (S, 3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5.79

WP: Verlander.
IBB: Lopez, Jo (by Lyon).
HBP: Laird (by Hernandez, F).
Pitches-strikes: Verlander 108-79, Lyon 10-4, Hernandez, F 104-68, Kelley 13-9, Aardsma 20-12, Morrow 12-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Verlander 6-5, Lyon 0-1, Hernandez, F 7-4, Kelley 1-1, Aardsma 0-0, Morrow 0-0.
Batters faced: Verlander 31, Lyon 3, Hernandez, F 27, Kelley 4, Aardsma 4, Morrow 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Lyon 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike DiMuro. 1B: Dale Scott. 2B: Jerry Meals. 3B: Ron Kulpa.
Weather: 59 degrees, clear.
Wind: 1 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:26.
Att: 35,857.
Venue: Safeco Field.
April 17, 2009
April 17, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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