Detroit (50-50) at Seattle (43-56)

Cloudy Currently: Seattle, WA
Temp: 46° F
  • Game info: 10:05 pm EDT Wed Jul 27, 2005
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Dmitri Young slugged the Detroit Tigers back to .500 on Tuesday.

He will look to help the Tigers get above the break-even mark for the first time in a month when they wrap up their three-game series with the Seattle Mariners.

Young hit a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning Tuesday and tied his career high with five RBIs, leading the Tigers to an 8-5 win. Detroit pulled to .500 for the third time since winning the first game of a doubleheader with Minnesota on Saturday.

Detroit has not been above .500 since June 25, when it was 36-35.

Young had five RBIs in a game for the sixth time in his career and second time this season. He had been 0-for-5 since ending a nine-game hitting streak, during which he went 13-for-38 (.342) with three homers, seven RBIs and nine runs.

“Everybody is trying to throw in their two cents to help the team win,” Young said. “Today was my day to help.”

Carlos Guillen added three hits for the Tigers, and Magglio Ordonez extended his hitting streak to a career-high 19 games with a single in the fifth.

Ichiro Suzuki tripled in a pair of runs for the Mariners, who have lost six of eight. Suzuki’s triple was his career-high ninth of the season.

The Tigers expect to activate Placido Polanco from the 15-day disabled list and hit him in the leadoff spot on Wednesday. Polanco was placed on the DL on July 12 with a strained left hamstring tendon.

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