Cabrera struck out with two on in the third, and the Tigers missed a scoring chance in the fourth when James McCann hit what looked at first like a clean line drive up the middle. Second baseman Whit Merrifield was shifted over, however, and made the diving catch — then doubled Nicholas Castellanos off first.
Detroit SS Jose Iglesias made a diving stop on Cuthbert’s grounder in the ninth, the start of a nifty 6-4-3 double play that helped the Tigers stay within a run.
Game Womens Brayden Point Jersey That’s a great play, especially in this weather, manager Ron Gardenhire said. It’s wet, so the ball is skipping on you, and then you’ve got to make a toss without a dry grip.
I’m very confident he’ll be back in 10 days, Seattle manager Scott Servais announced, downplaying the severity of the injury. He’s not going to be playing defense (when he returns), so it’s just a matter of being comfortable with a bat in his hands and being able to get down to first base.
The Mariners already were missing 25-homer catcher Mike Zunino, out with an oblique strain. Seattle’s catchers have combined to go 1-for-13 in the club’s first four games.
The Mariners didn’t need a power-hitting catcher or a DH in order to pile up 12 hits in Tuesday’s win. Dee Gordon and Jean Segura had three hits apiece from atop the lineup, accounting for half the Seattle total, against a San Francisco staff that already had two shutouts this season.
Evan Longoria homered in his home debut for the Giants, but manager Bruce Bochy hinted that the newcomer might Jared Dudley Jersey begin the series finale on the bench so that Pablo Sandoval could make his first start of the season.
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