Seattle Mariners vs. Detroit Tigers Preview and Predictions 08-15-2019 in MLB
The Detroit Tigers have not won a series at home since the first week of May but they have a chance to put an end to that drought when they face the Seattle Mariners in the rubber match of a three-game set on Thursday afternoon. The worst home team in the majors at 17-42, the Tigers leveled the series with a 3-2 victory on Wednesday night.
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Victor Reyes collected two hits and two RBIs Wednesday to extend his hitting streak to four games and help Detroit win for only the eighth time in 32 contests since the All-Star break. Travis Demeritte also had a pair of hits and has hit safely in eight straight games as the Tigers beat Seattle for the first time in six meetings this year and ended an eight-game skid in the series. The Mariners went deep five times in the series opener and hit two more homers Wednesday, including the team-leading 27th by Daniel Vogelbach. J.P. Crawford clubbed his first homer since July 25 but he is only 6-for-37 in August for Seattle, which has dropped nine of 11.
TV: 1:10 p.m. ET, ROOT Northwest (Seattle), FS Detroit
PITCHING MATCHUP: Mariners LH Tommy Milone (1-7, 4.70 ERA) vs. Tigers RH Spencer Turnbull (3-10, 3.68)
The Mariners will go with an opener in the series finale before turning to Milone, who is 0-6 over his last nine appearances and remains in search of his first victory since May 27. The 32-year-old followed the opener last time out and was reached for five runs and six hits over four innings while surrendering three home runs for the third time in his last five outings. Miguel Cabrera is 8-for-22 against Milone, who tossed five innings of two-run ball against the Tigers on July 28.
Like Milone, Turnbull is 0-6 in his last nine trips to the mound, remaining winless since May 31 despite giving up two runs on three hits over six innings against Kansas City on Saturday. It was the second quality start in three appearances for the 26-year-old rookie, who has failed to pitch beyond three innings in his three other starts since June 27. Set to make his first start versus Seattle, Turnbull is seeking his first win at Comerica Park, going 0-6 with a 4.08 ERA this year.
1. Cabrera collected his 574th double, tying Bobby Abreu for the most by a Venezuelan-born player.
2. Mariners 3B Kyle Seager has hit safely in eight straight games.
3. Tigers recalled RHP David McKay, claimed off waivers from Seattle last week, from Triple-A Toledo.
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Key Players to Watch
- BATTING 1 Gregory Soto #65 | RP
- HOMERUNS 14 Brandon Dixon #12 | 2B
- RUNS BATTED IN 48 Miguel Cabrera #24 | 1B
- STOLEN BASES 12 Niko Goodrum #28 | LF
- EARNED RUN AVERAGE 17.182 Jose Manuel Fernandez #57 | RP
- WINS 6 Matthew Boyd #48 | SP
- STRIKEOUTS 136 Niko Goodrum #28 | LF
- SAVES 22 Shane Greene #61 | RP
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- ConcussionLate Aug | 7-day IL
Stewart has been placed on the seven-day injured list due to a concussion. He has begun a rehabilitation assignment and is likely to be activated before the end of August.
- ThumbLate Aug | 10-day IL
Candelario has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a left thumb sprain. He is likely to remain of the IL until at least the end of August.
- Elbowout for season | 60-day IL
Hardy is expected to spend the remainder of the season on the 60-day injured list with a left flexor tendon strain.
- NeckProb Sat | probable
Zimmermann has been reinstated from the 10-day injured list after a right cervical spasm. It is expected that he will return to the starting rotation for Saturday's contest against the Rays.
- Wristout for season | 10-day IL
Jones has a fractured left wrist and is likely to miss the remainder of the season while on the 10-day injured list.
- HamstringMid Aug | 10-day IL
Harrison has been transferred to the 60-day injured list after undergoing surgery to repair a Grade 2 left hamstring strain and a partial tear. He is likely to be activated during the middle of August.
- BackProb Mon | probable
Turnbull has been activated from the 10-day injured list after healing from an upper-back strain. He is likely to be available for Monday's game against the White Sox.
- Lower BodyProb Mon | probable
Mercer was held out of the previous game with lower-body cramps, but he is expected to suit up Monday against the White Sox.
- WristEarly Sept | 10-day IL
O'Neill has landed on the 10-day injured list due to a strained left wrist. He is expected to return by the beginning of September.
- BackQues Sat | 60-day IL
Hernandez has been moved to the 60-day injured list with a Grade 1 lat strain. He has suffered a setback in his rehabilitation, and it is unclear if he will be activated prior to Saturday's contest against the Blue Jays.
- ShoulderOut indefinitely | 10-day IL
Brennan has been designated for the 10-day injured list due to right shoulder inflammation. A timetable for return has yet to be established.
- ElbowQues Sun | questionable
Santana has missed the last three games tending to elbow soreness, and it is unknown if he will play against the Blue Jays on Saturday.
- AbdominalEarly Sept | 10-day IL
Bishop has landed on the 10-day injured list due to a lacerated spleen and is expected to be out until at least the start of September.
- HeadQues Fri | questionable
Negron left the previous game with a forehead contusion and a nasal abrasion. His status for Friday's matchup versus the Braves is hazy.
- HamstringLate Aug | 10-day IL
Elias has landed on the 10-day injured list with a strained right hamstring, and he is not expected to return to the bullpen until at the latter part of August.
- ShoulderLate Aug | 10-day IL
Adams has been ticketed for the 10-day injured list with a Grade 1 right shoulder strain. It is anticipated that he will remain on the shelf until at least the end of August.
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