MLB: Detroit 3, Seattle 2

April 20, 2011 at 7:18 PM

SEATTLE, April 20 (UPI) -- Rick Porcello held the Mariners to one run over 6 2/3 innings Wednesday and the Detroit Tigers hung on to nip Seattle 3-2.

Porcello (1-2) raised his career record to 3-0 against the Mariners with a strong performance Wednesday. He surrendered four hits and one walk to go with six strikeouts as the Tigers took the rubber match of a three-game series against Seattle.

Ryan Perry and Joaquin Benoit combined for 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief but Jose Valverde struggled in the ninth.

The Detroit closer yielded a lead-off homer to Adam Kennedy, allowing the Mariners to pull to within a run. Mike Saunders then added a one-out double before Valverde fanned Milton Bradley and Carlos Peguero to end the game and notch his fourth save.

Ryan Raburn hit a solo homer while Magglio Ordonez and Miguel Cabrera added RBI for the Tigers.

Mariners starter Erik Bedard (0-4) allowed three runs on five hits over five innings.

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