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Haase hits 2 HRs, Mize strong into 8th, Tigers drop Mariners 4-1

May 17, 2021, 10:25 PM
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - MAY 17: Tom Murphy #2 of the Seattle Mariners avoids a pitch during the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers at T-Mobile Park on May 17, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - MAY 17: Sam Haggerty #0 of the Seattle Mariners makes his way out of the dugout before the game against the Detroit Tigers at T-Mobile Park on May 17, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - MAY 17: Casey Mize #12 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during the fourth inning against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park on May 17, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - MAY 17: Jonathan Schoop #7 of the Detroit Tigers turns a double play over Mitch Haniger #17 of the Seattle Mariners during the first inning at T-Mobile Park on May 17, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - MAY 17: Jonathan Schoop #7 of the Detroit Tigers turns a double play over Jose Marmolejos #26 of the Seattle Mariners during the second inning at T-Mobile Park on May 17, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - MAY 17: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers watches a foul ball against the Seattle Mariners during the second inning at T-Mobile Park on May 17, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - MAY 17: Sam Haggerty #0 of the Seattle Mariners dives back to first base during the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers at T-Mobile Park on May 17, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - MAY 17: Donovan Walton #31 of the Seattle Mariners tags out JaCoby Jones #21 of the Detroit Tigers during the seventh inning at T-Mobile Park on May 17, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - MAY 17: Eric Haase #13 and Jake Rogers #34 of the Detroit Tigers react after a home run by Haase during the ninth inning against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park on May 17, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - MAY 17: Brady Lail #62 of the Seattle Mariners pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the ninth inning at T-Mobile Park on May 17, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - MAY 17: Tom Murphy #2 and Yusei Kikuchi #18 of the Seattle Mariners meet at the pitchers mound during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at T-Mobile Park on May 17, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - MAY 17: JT Chargois #84 of the Seattle Mariners pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the seventh inning at T-Mobile Park on May 17, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. 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(Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - MAY 17: Third base coach Manny Acta #14 high fives Tom Murphy #2 of the Seattle Mariners after Murphy's home run during the eighth inning against the Detroit Tigers at T-Mobile Park on May 17, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - MAY 17: Yusei Kikuchi #18 of the Seattle Mariners reacts after a strikeout during the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers at T-Mobile Park on May 17, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - MAY 17: Casey Mize #12 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during the fourth inning against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park on May 17, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. 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(Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - MAY 17: Robbie Grossman #8 and Jonathan Schoop #7 of the Detroit Tigers celebrate a two run home run by Schoop during the second inning against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park on May 17, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - MAY 17: Pitching coach Pete Woodworth #32 talks with Yusei Kikuchi #18 of the Seattle Mariners during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at T-Mobile Park on May 17, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - MAY 17: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers gestures toward a fan as he was walked during the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park on May 17, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. 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SEATTLE (AP) — Eric Haase hit two home runs, Casey Mize took a two-hit shutout into the eighth inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the Seattle Mariners 4-1 on Monday night.

Tigers 4, Mariners 1: Box score

The Tigers, who began the day 12 games under .500, have won six of eight. Seattle’s three-game winning streak ended.

Mize (3-3) allowed just three hits and permitted only two runners past first base in a career-high 7 2/3 innings. It was his second straight win and fourth consecutive quality start.

Mize, the 24-year-old centerpiece of Detroit’s rebuild and the overall No. 1 pick in the 2018, struck out seven — that matched his career high, set in his debut last year.

After getting double plays from the defensively suspect Tigers to end the first and second innings, the right-hander retired 15 of 17 batters before Tom Murphy homered to lead off the eighth.

Michael Fulmer earned the save, his third.

Seattle starter Yusei Kikuchi (1-3) struggled early, needing 50 pitches to get out of the second inning. He walked two to load the bases in the first before getting out of the inning with a strikeout.

Haase hit a leadoff homer in the second. And after Kikuchi walked Robbie Grossman with two outs, Jonathan Schoop also homered to make it 3-0.

Haase hit another solo homer in the ninth off reliever Brady Lail for a 4-1 lead. It was his first multihomer game.

MENDING MARCO

Seattle lefty Marco Gonzales had a short session throwing off a mound for the first time on Monday as he continues to recover from a forearm strain. Gonzales said he made about 15 tosses with the goal to build up to a 25- to 30-pitch bullpen session toward the end of the week.

Gonzales has been on the injured list since April 29. He’s not putting a timetable on a potential return, knowing it’ll take several weeks to build up his arm strength after being limited in his throwing.

Gonzales did have a special throwing partner when Seattle was out on its road trip. Ichiro Suzuki came down to T-Mobile Park to throw with Gonzales one day.

“That was so special. He came in and threw with everybody that needed to throw here and rehab, and hung around, was flipping in the cage with (Jake) Fraley and working out,” Gonzales said. “I mean, the dude is unreal.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Tigers: C/DH Wilson Ramos (lower back strain) returned to the lineup from the 10-day injured list, giving Detroit three catchers on the roster. All were in the lineup with Ramos at designated hitter, Haase in left field and Jake Rogers behind the plate. The Tigers optioned RHP Alex Lange to Triple-A Toledo to make room.

Mariners: Seattle selected right-hander Brady Lail from Triple-A Tacoma to give needed depth to its overused bullpen. After a couple of bullpen days due to injuries in the starting rotation, the Mariners were left extremely thin and needed Lail to be available. “We’re still only six, seven weeks into the season. You’d be very cautious running a player three days in a row, four out of five things like that are things we would like to stay away from,” Seattle manager Scott Servais said. Seattle optioned infielder Jack Mayfield to Tacoma and designated for assignment right-hander Domingo Tapia to clear a spot on the 40-man roster.

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