Casey Kotchman snapped a tie with an RBI double in the seventh off the glove of leaping Detroit right fielder Ryan Raburn, and the Seattle Mariners won their fourth straight with a 4-2 victory over the Tigers on Saturday night at Seattle.
Ichiro Suzuki finished a home run short of the cycle and scored twice for Seattle, which got another strong outing from its starting pitching, this time lefty Ryan Rowland-Smith.
Milton Bradley started the seventh with a walk from Detroit starter Justin Verlander (0-1). Kotchman then lined Verlander’s off-speed pitch to deep right field.
Brandon League (2-0) took over for Rowland-Smith and got out of trouble in the seventh. David Aardsma picked up his fifth save in five chances pitching the ninth.