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June 10, 2011 at 6:17 PM

Mariners at Detroit Tigers: June 10, 2011 game thread

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Carlos Peguero just went deep to right in the seventh inning to give Seattle a 3-2 lead. Peguero has a homer and a triple tonight. I’d say the M’s aren’t missing a beat in right field tonight. Hopefully, nobody lines one to the corner in the bottom of the frame.
5:45 p.m.: Seattle tied it up 2-2 in the fifth as Carlos Peguero led off with a triple to right center and scored on a single to left by Chris Gimenez. Even more interesting was Chone Figgins getting his second hit of the night out of the leadoff spot — a single under the glove of shortstop Jhonny Peralta. Do we have a little bit of a leadoff controversy?
The single put runners at the corners with one out but Brendan Ryan grounded into a double play.
5:21 p.m.: Just like last night, the Mariners can’t hold the 1-0 lead. Erik Bedard gave up a one-out single to Brennan Boesch in the fourth and then, with two out, fell behind 2-0 to Victor Martinez and saw the next offering hit over the right field fence.
Tigers lead 2-1 as we head to the fifth. Bedard has already thrown 75 pitches.


4:46 p.m.: Yes, that was Chone Figgins you saw on TV roping a double down the right field line in the third inning. Figgins made it to third with two out and Justin Smoak put a good swing on the ball, but his liner wound up in the glove of second baseman Ryan Raburn (who apparently is not daydreaming tonight).
Still 1-0 for the M’s heading to the bottom of the third.
4:24 p.m.: Tonight, we have the Ichi-less version of the thread. Erik Bedard taking on Brad Penny, who the M’s roughed up the last time these teams met.
Chone Figgins led off and nearly managed an infield single, but was thrown out by a half-step by the shortstop.
Justin Smoak, fresh from his day off, stepped in and blasted a 1-2 pitch from Penny the opposite way to left for a two-out, solo homer.
Erik Bedard gave up a leadoff walk in the bottom of the frame, but Brendan Ryan made a nice snag of a hard Casper Wells grounder on his backhand to begin a 6-4-3 double play. Bedard then caught Brennan Boesch looking at a third strike.
Seattle leads 1-0 after an inning of play.
The lineups:
Mariners (32-31)
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9 Chone Figgins (S) 3B
26 Brendan Ryan SS
17 Justin Smoak (S) 1B
29 Jack Cust (L) DH
4 Adam Kennedy (L) 2B
21 Franklin Gutierrez CF
8 Carlos Peguero (L) RF
56 Greg Halman LF
5 Chris Gimenez C
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45 Erik Bedard LHP
Tigers (34-28)
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14 Austin Jackson CF
57 Casper Wells RF
26 Brennan Boesch (L) LF
24 Miguel Cabrera 1B
41 Victor Martinez (S) DH
27 Jhonny Peralta SS
25 Ryan Raburn 2B
13 Alex Avila (L) C
29 Danny Worth 3B
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31 Brad Penny RHP

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