Seattle Mariners vs. Detroit Tigers, 5-13-2018 - Expert Prediction

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Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano fractured the fifth metacarpal bone in his right hand when he was hit by a fastball in the third inning against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.

Major League Baseball action on Sunday afternoon and the American League West will square off with the American League Central as the Seattle Mariners grapple with the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan in the final game of a three-game series.

Tigers left-hander Blaine Hardy gave up eight hits and couldn't make it out of the fifth inning in his first career start, but he was rarely hit hard and skillfully escaped a couple of jams.

Andrew Romine replaced Cano as a pinch-runner and second baseman in the third inning.

Mariners: Cano hasn't missed a game this season and hasn't played in fewer than 150 in any of the last 11 years.

James Paxton allowed three runs and six hits in six innings for the Mariners in his first start since throwing a no-hitter Tuesday at Toronto.

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The Tigers broke a 1-all tie in the sixth. The Mariners took the finale against the Blue Jays by a score of 9-3 and leading the way for them was Kyle Seager, who hit two homers in the game and drove in five runs.

Greiner opened the scoring with an RBI single in the fourth.

In the first game, Matthew Boyd (2-3) allowed three runs and three hits in six-plus innings for the Tigers. "I went out there trying to go as deep as I possibly can". He also made 20 appearances with AAA Tacoma, where he went 2-0 with 6 saves and a 1.54 ERA (4 ER, 23.1 IP) with 36 strikeouts and 15 walks. He was able to get Dee Gordon to ground out to first with the bases loaded to end the game.

Castellanos was hit in the first inning by a pitch from Seattle starter Felix Hernandez.

Detroit's pitchers have given up 4.6 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. The teams were postponed April 8.

The Mariners have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games.