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Thu July 23, 2009
Branyan lifts Mariners past Tigers
DETROIT – Russell Branyan hit a two-out, two-run homer in the eighth inning to give Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.
Branyan drove a 1-0 pitch from Bobby Seay (1-2) into the stands in right-center for his 24th homer.
Hernandez (11-3) struck out eight in seven innings, allowing one run and six hits. Mark Lowe pitched a perfect eighth and David Aardsma finished for his 23rd save in 25 chances.