· Seattle is now 7-7 in 14 extra-inning games.
· The Mariners extended their winning streak to a season-high 5 games.
· Seattle now has 7 walk-off wins, with the previous 6 coming from home runs.
· The Mariners played 15.0 innings tonight, the longest game by innings this season (previous: 13.0, 6/15 at TB).
· Seattle has 27 come-from-behind wins this season, including 12 wins after trailing by 3+ runs…ahead of Texas (9) for most come-from-behind victories in the Majors when trailing by 3+ runs.
· The Mariners have hit 11 home runs to tie the game or take the lead in the 8th inning or later this season, T5th-most in the Major Leagues…Minnesota, Oakland and Texas are tied for the Major League lead with 13 such home runs.
· Mike Zunino (1×3, RBI) recorded the second walk-off RBI of his career with a sacrifice fly in the 15th inning (also: 6/28/13 vs. CHI).
· Kyle Seager (3×7, R, HR, 4 RBI) hit his 21st home run with a 3-run shot in the 8th inning.
o 9 of Seager’s 21 home runs have tied the game or given the Mariners the lead.
· Guillermo Heredia (3×6) recorded the first multi-hit game of his career tonight…since August 2, is batting .368 (7×19) with 4 runs, 1 home run and 3 RBI in 8 games.
· Robinson Canó (3×6, 2 R, 2B) recorded his 10th game of the season with 3+ hits.
· Nelson Cruz (2×5, 3B, RBI, BB) tripled for the first time since April 28, 2015 at Texas…has now recorded 12 career triples.
· Wade LeBlanc went 5.0 IP tonight and gave up 4 runs on 10 hits and 3 walks, while striking out 2.
o Allowed 10 hits, the most he’s given up since allowing a career-high 11 hits on June 24, 2010 at Tampa Bay with San Diego.
· The Tigers are now 4-3 in 7 extra-inning games.
· Detroit starters are 10-4 with a 3.40 ERA (53 ER, 140.1 IP) in 24 games since the All-Star Break.
· Victor Martinez (2×7, R, HR, 2 RBI) hit his 20th home run of the season
o Has reached base safely in 17 consecutive games, the longest active on-base streak in the A.L…during the streak is batting .355 (22×62) with 7 runs scored, 2 doubles, 3 home runs and 11 RBI.
o Is hitting .322 (104×323) with 33 runs scored, 20 doubles, 13 home runs and 61 RBI in 85 career games against the Mariners.
· Miguel Cabrera (3×6, R, HR, 2 RBI, BB) hit his 434th career home run in the top of the 3rd inning, moving into a tie for 44th on the all-time list (also: Juan Gonzalez & Andruw Jones)…trails only Alex Rodriguez (696), Albert Pujols (581) and David Ortiz (528) among active home run leaders…has hit 296 career home runs with the Tigers, 4th-most in club history, trailing Al Kaline (399), Norm Cas (373) and Hank Greenberg (306).
o Is batting .425 (31×73) with 15 runs scored, 5 doubles, 8 home runs and 23 RBI over his last 19 games.
· Ian Kinsler (1×5, R, 2B, 2 BB) extended his hitting streak to 8 games with a double in the 1st inning.
o During the streak is batting .406 (13×32) with 5 runs scored, 2 doubles, 1 home run and 5 RBI.
TIGERS MANAGER BRAD AUSMUS:
On overall thoughts:
“Yeah, we had the lead late in the eighth inning and then there obviously at the end of the game, but give them credit, they fought back to get us back into our bullpen. And Wilson and Rodriguez, their hitters got the jump on them.”
On Francisco Rodriguez’s recent struggles:
“No, yeah, there’s nothing wrong with him. His outings weren’t as sharp the last couple of times but those can happen over the course of the year. He’s been pretty darn good all year long.”