Mariners rally in 8th to sting Tigers 5-4
SEATTLE – Mike Sweeney gave Seattle new life with a two-run homer off Detroit reliever Ryan Perry, Josh Wilson capped the eighth-inning rally with a two-run single and the Mariners rallied for a 5-4 win over the Tigers on Wednesday.
Seattle swept the two-game set with a most unlikely comeback. Down 4-1 entering the eighth and having done nothing against starter Jeremy Bonderman, the Mariners took advantage of the Tigers' bullpen.
Franklin Gutierrez got it started with a leadoff single before Sweeney belted his sixth homer in the last 10 games two batters later. After a single by Jose Lopez and double by Rob Johnson, Wilson lined a single into left-center field to give Seattle the lead.
David Aardsma then pitched the ninth for his 11th save in 13 chances.