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Seattle0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 271
Detroit0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 x 3121
  W: E. Jackson (3-5)   L: M. Gonzales (12-10)   S: J. Jiménez (2)
4:10 PM PT5:10 PM MT6:10 PM CT7:10 PM ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 PM MST6:10 PM EST6:40 PM VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 PM CT, August 14, 2019
Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan  Attendance: 17,132

Journeyman Jackson on bump as Tigers face Mariners

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Seattle Mariners at Detroit Tigers

  1. After winning six consecutive games, Seattle is 1-8 since July 31. The Mariners are averaging 2.67 runs while hitting .186 since then -- both are the worst in baseball.
  2. The Tigers have scored just two runs while striking out 24 times in their last two games. They have only won two games this season when scoring two or fewer runs, with both coming in their first seven games of the season (March 28 and April 3).
  3. The Mariners are 14-4 against the Tigers since 2017 as Detroit's bullpen has posted a 7.08 ERA in that time. Seattle has outscored Detroit by 33 runs in the seventh inning or later since then.
  4. Since the All-Star break, Yusei Kikuchi has received 1.82 runs of support on average, third lowest in MLB (minimum 20 innings). He did not get a decision on July 26 in a 3-2 win over Detroit despite holding the Tigers to two runs over 6.2 innings; the Mariners scored all of their runs after Kikuchi left the game.
  5. Matthew Boyd struck out just one batter in his last start, lasting just 2.2 innings while allowing five earned runs. However, his 12.03 strikeout per nine rate this season is on pace to be the highest in a single season in Detroit's history (among qualifiers).
  6. Both the Mariners and Tigers have had their rookies pitch in 175 games this season, which is tied for the most such games in MLB.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 8/13/2019 thru 8/15/2019

Edwin Jackson is the major leagues' ultimate journeyman, and he's happy with his latest landing stop.

Jackson has pitched for 13 teams and recently joined the Detroit Tigers for the second time in his career. He'll make his second start for them this season when he faces the Seattle Mariners at Detroit's Comerica Park on Wednesday.

Jackson signed a minor league contract with the Tigers last month after Toronto cut him loose. Detroit recalled him last week and he held the Kansas City Royals to one run and four hits in 6 1/3 innings, gaining his first victory for the organization since Sept. 22, 2009.

"He's a veteran guy that's worked really hard, and he appreciates every moment that he's getting," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "And this was a big moment, coming back here. He was excited about it, so he went out and did his thing, threw the ball great."

Jackson posted a 13-9 record in 2009 when Detroit lost a division tiebreaking game to Gardenhire's Minnesota Twins.

"I have family here, a lot of cousins, aunts," Jackson said to "It's like home. But that team we had, we had the city excited. I had a chance to catch the city when it was alive."

Jackson (2-5, 9.35 ERA) was roughed up in eight appearances with the Blue Jays, giving up six runs on five occasions. He looked energized on Friday pitching for the league's worst team.

"A lot of people look at it as a tough situation," Jackson said. "I look at it as taking a group like this that has had a tough year and teaching them how to have fun. You can always take something from a season. Just teach them to have fun and leave it on the field."

Jackson, who turns 36 next month, has always enjoyed facing the Mariners. In six career starts, he's 5-0 against them with a 1.85 ERA.

He'll be opposed by left-hander Marco Gonzales (12-9, 4.25 ERA), who has already collected a victory over the Tigers this season. He held them to one run and six hits in seven innings in Seattle on July 27.

Gonzales limited Tampa Bay to two runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings while striking out nine on Friday. The strikeout total tied his career best. He departed after getting hit in the left calf by a comebacker.

"It got me pretty good, but in the moment I had some adrenaline going and didn't feel it too much," Gonzales told afterward. "I tried to fight to stay in with where we were at in the game. I didn't see a reason to come out, but with my pitch count getting high, Skip (manager Scott Servais) just said he was making an executive decision and it was best to go to the pen."

Over his last 11 outings, Gonzales is 7-3 with a 3.54 ERA. He's 1-1 with a 2.41 ERA in three career starts against Detroit.

Seattle took the series opener on Tuesday 11-6 behind Kyle Seager's three-homer game. The Mariners are 5-0 against the Tigers this season.

--Field Level Media

Updated August 14, 2019

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