Tigers score 9 in 5th, rout Mariners 19-9

The Detroit Tigers were the big winners on an eventful day in Major League Baseball as Trea Turner and Chris Coghlan starred.

With three home runs, 24 hits, and a nine-run fifth inning, Detroit knocked the Mariners and Felix Hernandez out in convincing fashion, with an 19-9 win to start their 10-game homestand.

"He had some tightness in his shoulder when he went out for the second inning", Servais told reporters (via the Seattle Times).

Segura smacked a single on the first pitch of the game and Seattle proceeded to score two runs on Cruz's sacrifice fly and Taylor Motter's RBI single.

Hernandez is 2-2 in five starts with a 4.73 ERA in 2017, well above his career ERA of 3.18. Tigers SS Jose Iglesias remains on track to return to the lineup Thursday, when he's eligible to come off the 7-day DL. He did not allow a run in his first three starts before giving up five in 4 1/3 innings against Oakland last Thursday. Jean Segura, Danny Valencia and Nelson Cruz hit solo homers for Seattle, but that wasn't almost enough to keep up with Detroit.

Paxton will try to continue his hot start when the Mariners face the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday in the MLB Free Game of the Day on Yahoo Sports.

Detroit's record for runs in a game is 21, last achieved on July 1, 1936.

The Tigers' and Mariners' combined 38 hits tied the Comerica Park record.

Tigers score 9 in 5th, rout Mariners 19-9
Tigers score 9 in 5th, rout Mariners 19-9

Hernandez squandered an early 2-0 lead, allowing a run in the first and three in the second.

Detroit will look to continue their winning ways at home, where the team is 5-2 this season.

Haniger was wincing as he left the batters' box after a single in the third inning and was replaced on the bases and in the field by Danny Valencia.

Detroit added nine more runs in a fifth-inning onslaught, and despite the usual shakiness from the bullpen, the Tigers went on to rout the Mariners.

Right fielder Mitch Haniger left the game in the third inning with a strained oblique.

Astros 4, Indians 2: Dallas Keuchel (4-0) pitched a six-hitter, allowing home runs to Austin Jackson in the third and Michael Brantley in the ninth that raised his ERA to 1.22.

In addition, relievers Chris Heston and Evan Marshall, who were roughed up for five and seven earned runs respectively on Tuesday, were both sent out to AAA Tacoma. "He's our horse, he's our guy and we're going to need him but hopefully, he's OK".

Hernandez asked not to speak to the media - which is unusual, the Times noted - after what became an ugly 19-9 loss.

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