H E
Det 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 0
Sea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 5 0
Date of game: 5/7/2012

Recap: Seattle vs. Detroit

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Doug Fister returned from the disabled list Monday and tossed a gem against the team he commenced his career with.

But the Seattle Mariners spoiled his masterpiece by rallying for three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning as they topped the Detroit Tigers, 3-2, in the opener of a three-game set.

Fister, who broke in with the Mariners in 2009 before being sent to the Tigers as part of a six-player deal near last year's trade deadline, allowed just four hits over seven strong innings.

His spectacular effort, though, was blown by Octavio Dotel (1-1) in the ninth.

Trailing 2-0 entering the bottom half of the frame, Brendan Ryan and Ichiro Suzuki worked back-to-back walks to start it. With Jesus Montero batting, a wild pitch advanced the runners to second and third before Ryan scored on a passed ball later in the at-bat.

Montero then drilled a double off the center-field wall to plate Suzuki. Munenori Kawasaki came on to pinch-run for Montero, while Duane Below replaced Dotel on the mound.

"In that at-bat I was trying to get the right pitch, but he was throwing ball, ball, ball. You got to look for the right pitch to hit and I thank God I found that right pitch," said Montero.

Kyle Seager moved Kawasaki to third with a sacrifice bunt and he came home on John Jaso's sacrifice fly to right field, ending the game.

"I just couldn't throw a strike, I was trying to hit my spot, but it doesn't work today, so hopefully, tomorrow's another day," Dotel mused.

Earlier, the Tigers struck first with a run in the first. Andy Dirks smoked a one-out double to left-center field and after Miguel Cabrera flew out, Prince Fielder brought Dirks home with a double into left.

In the third, Seattle starter Blake Beaven suffered an elbow injury after being struck by a line drive off the bat of Miguel Cabrera. In the fourth, Beaven was replaced by Hisashi Iwakuma, off whom Detroit tallied another run.

Prince Fielder singled to center to start the inning and after Delmon Young and Alex Avila struck out, Jhonny Peralta singled to right field to put runners on the corners. Brennan Boesch stepped up next and singled into right- center field to bring home Fielder, making it 2-0 in favor of Detroit.

Game Notes

Fister went 8-1 with a 1.79 ERA in 11 games (10 starts) down the stretch for the Tigers. He closed the year strong, posting a 7-0 mark, while allowing one run or less in his last eight outings.

NASCAR News
Harvick claims Darlington pole

Kevin Harvick became the eighth different pole winner in as many Sprint Cup Series races this season after posting the fastest lap in the final round of Friday's knockout-style qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Chris Johnson joins Jets

Chris Johnson officially now has a new home, with the former 2,000-yard rusher agreeing to terms with the New York Jets Wednesday on a reported two-year contract.

Mariners send Morrison to DL, promote Franklin

Seattle Mariners outfielder Logan Morrison was placed on the 15-day disabled list prior to Wednesday's game against the Texas Rangers due to a hamstring strain he sustained earlier in the series.

Andersen gets nod for Ducks' playoff opener

Anaheim Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau declared rookie Frederik Andersen as the starter for Wednesday's Game 1 of their Western Conference quarterfinal against the Dallas Stars.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.baylorschool.org/summer
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
www.STNS.org
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.