Ian Kinsler clubbed a go-ahead two-run homerun in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Detroit Tigers past the Seattle Mariners, 5-4, in the first of four at Comerica Park Monday night.
Kinsler also went deep in the first inning, while James McCann had a two-run double in the second for the Tigers, who have split their first four games since the All-Star break.
Al Alburquerque picked up his first win and Joakim Soria notched his 21st save.
Mike Zunino drove in three and Robinson Cano homered for Seattle.
Mark Lowe suffered his first loss.
The two team play game-two of their series tonight.
Los Angeles Angels 11, Boston Red Sox 1 (game-one)
Washington Nationals 7, New York Mets 2
Philadelphia Phillies 5, Tampa Bay Rays 3
Detroit Tigers 5, Seattle Mariners 4
Atlanta Braves 7, Los Angeles Dodgers 5
Cincinnati Reds 5, Chicago Cubs 4
Pittsburgh Pirates 10, Kansas City Royals 7
Colorado Rockies 8, Texas Rangers 7
Arizona Diamondbacks 3, Miami Marlins 1
Los Angeles Angels 7, Boston Red Sox 3 (game-two)
San Diego Padres 4, San Francisco Giants 2
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports