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April 16, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Game thread: Tigers 6, Mariners 2, top of 9th

New Mariners starter Aaron Harang makes his debut for the club tonight against the Detroit Tigers and Doug Fister.

New Mariners starter Aaron Harang makes his debut for the club tonight against the Detroit Tigers and Doug Fister.

Blake Beavan came on to pitch in the top of the seventh, yielded a single to Austin Jackson and then had him steal second base. Miguel Cabrera came up and grounded a single into left field that scored the speedy Jackson with ease and gave the Tigers a 3-2 lead.

That’s four RBI for Cabrera tonight. All four of his team’s runs. Now you know why he was MVP last year. This is what he does.

9:08 p.m.: Sorry to be a bit late updating tonight, but have been woring on the much-bigger story of the Mariners buying a controlling stake in their own regional sports TV network and it’s been a day-long adventure seeking comments and reaction to it. The Mariners got good fifth-starter type work from pitcher Aaron Harang tonight and trail 3-2 as we enter the sixth inning.

Harang actually had a 2-1 lead in the fifth, but that was erased on one swing when AL MVP Miguel Cabrera swatted a two-run homer over the center field wall. Harang got the inning’s final out on his 95th pitch and left the game.

Doug Fister retired the first 10 batters he faced and was up 1-0 in the fouth when Kyle Seager and Kendrys Morales stroked back-to-back doubles to tie the game. Michael Morse then singled to center and Morales was waved around to score the go-ahead marker with an odd-looking tiptoe move at the plate to avoid both a slide and the tag.

Interesting. So, that’s where we now stand.

6:50 p.m.: It’s Jackie Robinson Day here at Safeco Field, meaning all players will be donning uniforms with the No. 42 on them tonight. That includes new Mariners pitcher Aaron Harang as well as old starter Doug Fister, now plying his trade with the Detroit Tigers.

Fister makes his second start in Seattle against his former team since the July 2011 trade that sent him to the Tigers along with pitcher David Pauley in return for Casper Wells, Charlie Furbush, Francisco Martinez and Chance Ruffin.

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