MLB: Rookie Bryce Miller, Mariners topple Tigers
Rookie Bryce Miller delivered another dazzling pitching performance as the visiting Seattle Mariners blanked the Detroit Tigers 5-0 on Saturday afternoon.
In his third career start, Miller (2-0) held the Tigers to three hits over seven innings and didn’t walk a batter while recording three strikeouts. Miller has allowed just one run on seven hits in 19 innings with one walk and 18 strikeouts since being called up from Double-A Arkansas.
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Justin Topa and Matt Brash finished off the shutout by recording the final six outs, three via strikeout.
Jarred Kelenic belted a two-run homer in the third inning and Teoscar Hernandez added a solo shot while driving in two runs.
Tigers starter Alex Faedo (0-1) gave up three runs on four hits while striking out seven in six innings.
The Tigers had runners on the corners in the first inning following Riley Greene’s one-out double and Spencer Torkelson’s two-out single. Nick Maton grounded out to end the inning.
In the second, Seattle threatened on Cal Raleigh’s two-out walk and Hernandez’s single. Faedo then struck out Taylor Trammell.
Seattle took the lead in the third inning. J.P. Crawford had a one-out single and Kelenic stepped up two batters later and drilled a four-seam fastball over the wall in right field.
Hernandez made it 3-0 with two outs in the fourth inning after blasting a slider over the wall in left field.
Neither team had a baserunner from that point until Javier Baez led off the bottom of the seventh with a single. Baez never moved up as Miller retired Torkelson on a fly ball, Maton on a pop out and Andy Ibanez on a grounder.
Ty France had a two-out single in the eighth but was left stranded.
Julio Rodriguez led off the top of the ninth with a walk and stole second. Eugenio Suarez also walked before Chasen Shreve replaced Will Vest on the mound. After a long fly ball advanced both runners, Hernandez singled to score Rodriguez. A wild pitch brought in Suarez.
–Field Level Media
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