DETROIT, May 21 (UPI) -- A grand slam homer by Marcus Thames highlighted a seven-run third inning Wednesday and carried Detroit to a 9-4 victory over Seattle.
After losing 12 of 15 games, the Tigers won their second straight and Kenny Rogers evened his record at 4-4.
Rogers, who opened the season with three straight losses, gave up four runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Jarrod Washburn (2-6) allowed all nine runs on 12 hits in just 2 1/3 innings.
Miguel Cabrera then reached on an infield single to drive in a run and Carlos Guillen delivered the fifth straight Detroit single to produce another score.