09 May 2012
It’s tough to catch all the action when the Tigers are out west due to the late start times, but MLB.com does a decent job of making highlight videos available. Here are some quick links to get you caught up if you missed portions of the game.Ichiro’s RBI single – Ichiro Suzuki pulled a line drive single to right field with runners on the corners and two outs in the third inning to get the Mariners on the scoreboard for the first time making it 5-1 Tigers.
Seager’s two-run single – The MLB.com video title calls this one a double, but it was really a two-run single for Kyle Seager off Justin Verlander with runners at second and third and in the third inning. The two-out knock brought the score to 5-3.
Leyland, Verlander confront ump – The strike zone was an adventure for most of the night, and Leyland and Verlander both exchanged some words with the home plate umpire. Leyland was tossed for his part, but Verlander was able to keep himself in check (with help from catcher Gerald Laird) before things could escalate much further.
Prince’s solo jack – The bats for both teams were silent from the third inning to the seventh when Prince Fielder blasted one over the fence in right field to stretch the Tigers’ lead to 6-3.
Ryan’s RBI single – Brendan Ryan looped a single into center field to plate a run for the Mariners off of Phil Coke who came in to pitch the seventh in relief of Verlander. The run cut Detroit’s lead to 6-4.
Kelly’s leaping catch – Closer Jose Valverde walked the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth (the third walk being intentional to Ichiro Suzuki), but he escaped the inning and recorded the save thanks to a nice grab by Don Kelly in foul territory. 6-4 was the final score.
Recap: DET 6, SEA 4 – Here’s the full studio recap (2:28) of the game. It’s mostly a mix of the above clips, but there are a few new frames thrown in there.
Verlander’s six strikeouts – A nice video montage showing Verlander’s work on the mound. It wasn’t the best version of Verlander we’ve seen, but he still managed to strike out a batter per inning and record a quality start.
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