MLB: Detroit 5, Seattle 4

Sept. 19, 2013 at 4:18 PM   |   Comments

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DETROIT, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Prince Fielder singled in one run and scored another in Detroit's two-run seventh Thursday that gave the Tigers a 5-4 win over the Seattle Mariners.

The win lowered Detroit's magic number to clinch the American League Central to four over the Cleveland Indians.

Seattle used a three-run home run by Dustin Ackley in the fifth inning to grab a 4-3 lead.

But Detroit's Torii Hunter led off the bottom of the seventh with a double and he took third on a fly out by Miguel Cabrera. Fielder followed with a single to right off Charlie Furbush (2-6) that tied the score. Victor Martinez hit a drive off the left-field wall for a double and Fielder motored in from first with the tie-breaking run.

That handed the win to Doug Fister (13-9), who allowed nine hits and four runs in 7 2/3 innings. Reliever Drew Smyly got one out and Joaquin Benoit pitched the ninth for his second save.

Raul Ibanez singled in a run to complete a two-out rally and give the Mariners 1-0 lead in the first. Detroit answered in the bottom of the inning with a home run from Hunter and the first RBI double by Martinez on the day. Fielder also scored on that hit, making the score 5-4.

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