Detroit Tigers defeat Seattle Mariners, 4-3: Game thread replay

Detroit Tigers (65-93) vs. Seattle Mariners (87-71)

When: 9:40 p.m. Monday.

Where: T-Mobile Park in Seattle.

TV: Bally Sports Detroit.

Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1; Tigers radio affiliates).

BOX SCORE

First-pitch weather forecast: Partly cloudy, mid-60s.

Probable starting pitchers: Tigers RHP Bryan Garcia (1-0, 3.29 ERA) vs. Mariners RHP George Kirby (8-4, 3.21 ERA).

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Tigers lineup:

LF Akil Baddoo

CF Riley Greene

SS Javier Baez

DH Miguel Cabrera

1B Harold Castro

2B Jonathan Schoop

3B Kody Clemens

C Tucker Barnhart

RF Victor Reyes

P Bryan Garcia

Game notes: You may have heard the Mariners ended North America's longest playoff drought (among the four major pro leagues) over the weekend — the Mariners' wild-card berth will be their first postseason spot since 2001 — so expect a lively environment at T-Mobile Park. After some mid-September struggles, including a 4-9 stretch, Seattle won four straight over lowly division rivals Oakland and Texas before finally dropping Sunday's season finale, 10-3. Likely American League Rookie of the Year Julio Rodriguez (27 home runs and 25 stolen bases) could play soon after a back injury and slugging infielder (and ex-Tiger) Eugenio Suarez (31 home runs) recently returned to the lineup.

The Tigers counter with Garcia, who hasn't pitched in the majors in more than a month. He got a win Aug. 15 vs. the Cleveland Guardians, allowing three runs over six innings. The series continues with a straight doubleheader Tuesday starting at 6:10 p.m. before finishing up at 4 p.m. Wednesday to end the 2022 season.

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