Tigers edge Mariners 4-3 in opener of doubleheader

DETROIT (AP) JaCoby Jones started a key rally with his bat, scored an important run with his legs and then helped save the game with his glove.

Jones made a diving catch in the ninth inning to help the Detroit Tigers hold on for a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday. The 26-year-old center fielder also doubled and scored during a three-run sixth for Detroit.

''Great play in center field,'' Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. ''He might do some wacko things every once in a while, but we love it, because he plays with energy. He's some kind of talented kid.''

Matthew Boyd pitched impressively until the seventh inning, and Jose Iglesias hit a two-run homer for the Tigers. Grayson Greiner contributed the first two RBIs of his big league career.

Boyd (2-3) allowed three runs and three hits in six-plus innings. Three relievers finished the game for Detroit, with Shane Greene pitching the ninth for his eighth save in 10 chances. After a one-out walk, Jones made a diving catch of Ryon Healy's sinking liner to center.

Mike Zunino followed with a single, putting men on first and third, and another walk loaded the bases. Dee Gordon grounded out to first to end it.

Marco Gonzales (3-3) allowed four runs and 10 hits in six innings. He struck out three and walked two.

The Tigers broke a 1-all tie in the sixth. With two out and nobody on, Jones hit a hard grounder that bounced off the left leg of third baseman Kyle Seager and into foul territory for a double. Greiner followed with a single to right, and Jones scored on a very close play at the plate.

The Mariners didn't challenge the call, and their inning quickly became even worse when Iglesias hit a drive to left that gave Detroit a 4-1 lead.

''It needed to be challenged after the fact when I saw it,'' said Manny Acta, who was filling in for Scott Servais as Seattle's manager. ''We had a miscommunication over the phone about it and I'm not going to point fingers. We lose as a team. It shouldn't happen but it did.''

Acta was managing because Servais was away to watch his daughter receive a master's degree at Mississippi.

Boyd struck out six and walked three. He was sharp until he hit a batter and allowed a double to start the seventh. Buck Farmer relieved him, and both those runners came home on groundouts to make it 4-3.

Greiner opened the scoring with an RBI single in the fourth. Seattle tied it the following inning on a sacrifice fly by Gordon.

The teams were rained out Friday night, forcing the Tigers to play a doubleheader for the fourth time this season.

MOVES

Detroit purchased the contract of right-hander Louis Coleman from Triple-A Toledo. To create room on the 40-man roster, the Tigers designated left-hander Chad Bell for assignment. Detroit also recalled left-hander Ryan Carpenter from Toledo to be the 26th man for the second game of the doubleheader.

Seattle activated right-hander Dan Altavilla from the 10-day disabled list before the second game. With Acta managing, Ichiro Suzuki served as Seattle's bench coach for the doubleheader.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: Seager was able to stay in the game after Jones' double off his leg.

Tigers: Gardenhire said OF Leonys Martin's injured left leg is starting to feel better, and 1B Miguel Cabrera is ''coming along'' from his right leg issue. Both players are on the DL because of hamstring strains.

UP NEXT

Seattle's Felix Hernandez (4-3) faces Detroit's Michael Fulmer (1-2) in the second game of the doubleheader.

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SEA22-16
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DET16-22
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  • W: M. Boyd (2-3)L: M. Gonzales (3-3)S: S. Greene (8)
  • HR: DET - J. Iglesias (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Gordon CF40010014.331.351.419.7700.5
J. Segura SS40000021.297.319.424.743-1.0
R. Cano 2B40100000.285.383.423.8062.0
N. Cruz DH40000011.231.303.481.784-0.5
M. Haniger RF30000110.290.381.595.9760.5
K. Seager 3B21000112.238.304.427.7302.5
R. Healy 1B32100101.263.300.553.8535.0
M. Zunino C40110012.197.254.500.7541.5
A. Romine PR00000000.167.286.208.4940.0
G. Heredia LF10100100.262.418.429.8472.0
a- B. Gamel PH-LF10010100.191.269.255.5252.0
  • a-grounded out for Heredia in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Mahtook LF40000002.128.182.205.3870.0
J. Candelario 3B30000120.280.364.510.8750.0
N. Castellanos RF40200010.326.382.500.8821.5
J. McCann DH30100101.279.333.405.7392.0
V. Reyes PR-DH00000000.111.111.111.2220.0
J. Hicks 1B41200003.262.300.477.7774.0
J. Jones CF41200003.255.303.418.7213.0
G. Greiner C41220001.308.308.308.6155.0
J. Iglesias SS31221001.231.273.346.6208.0
D. Machado 2B30100021.213.257.307.5640.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - R. Cano (10), R. Healy (4)
    • SF - D. Gordon
    • RBI - D. Gordon (9), M. Zunino (14), B. Gamel (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Hicks (5), J. Jones (8)
    • HR - J. Iglesias (2)
    • RBI - G. Greiner 2 (2), J. Iglesias 2 (12)
    • 2-Out RBI - G. Greiner, J. Iglesias 2 (5)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - J. Jones
    FIELDING
    • DP - 3 (Cano-Healy; Seager-Cano-Healy; Seager-Cano)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Gonzales (L, 3-3)6.010442315.311.52-1.5
    E. Goeddel2.02000201.691.135.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Gonzales (L, 3-3)6.0
    E. Goeddel2.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Boyd (W, 2-3)6.03333603.211.0522.0
    B. Farmer (H, 5)1.00000003.791.583.0
    J. Jimenez (H, 6)1.00000103.321.213.5
    S. Greene (S, 8)1.01002003.861.477.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Boyd (W, 2-3)6.0
    B. Farmer (H, 5)1.0
    J. Jimenez (H, 6)1.0
    S. Greene (S, 8)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Gonzales 99-66, E. Goeddel 22-15
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Gonzales 5-7, E. Goeddel 1-2
    • Batters Faced - M. Gonzales 27, E. Goeddel 7
    PITCHING
    • HBP - M. Boyd (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 94-56, B. Farmer 9-7, J. Jimenez 8-6, S. Greene 25-16
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 6-6, B. Farmer 3-0, J. Jimenez 2-0, S. Greene 2-1
    • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 25, B. Farmer 3, J. Jimenez 3, S. Greene 6
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    SEA22-16
    000010200340
    DET16-22
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Gordon CF40010014.331.351.419.7700.5
    J. Segura SS40000021.297.319.424.743-1.0
    R. Cano 2B40100000.285.383.423.8062.0
    N. Cruz DH40000011.231.303.481.784-0.5
    M. Haniger RF30000110.290.381.595.9760.5
    K. Seager 3B21000112.238.304.427.7302.5
    R. Healy 1B32100101.263.300.553.8535.0
    M. Zunino C40110012.197.254.500.7541.5
    A. Romine PR00000000.167.286.208.4940.0
    G. Heredia LF10100100.262.418.429.8472.0
    a- B. Gamel PH-LF10010100.191.269.255.5252.0
    Total3034305711-----
    HITTERSAB
    D. Gordon CF4
    J. Segura SS4
    R. Cano 2B4
    N. Cruz DH4
    M. Haniger RF3
    K. Seager 3B2
    R. Healy 1B3
    M. Zunino C4
    A. Romine PR0
    G. Heredia LF1
    a- B. Gamel PH-LF1
    Total30
    • a-grounded out for Heredia in the 7th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Mahtook LF40000002.128.182.205.3870.0
    J. Candelario 3B30000120.280.364.510.8750.0
    N. Castellanos RF40200010.326.382.500.8821.5
    J. McCann DH30100101.279.333.405.7392.0
    V. Reyes PR-DH00000000.111.111.111.2220.0
    J. Hicks 1B41200003.262.300.477.7774.0
    J. Jones CF41200003.255.303.418.7213.0
    G. Greiner C41220001.308.308.308.6155.0
    J. Iglesias SS31221001.231.273.346.6208.0
    D. Machado 2B30100021.213.257.307.5640.0
    Total32412412512-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Cano (10), R. Healy (4)
      • SF - D. Gordon
      • RBI - D. Gordon (9), M. Zunino (14), B. Gamel (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Hicks (5), J. Jones (8)
      • HR - J. Iglesias (2)
      • RBI - G. Greiner 2 (2), J. Iglesias 2 (12)
      • 2-Out RBI - G. Greiner, J. Iglesias 2 (5)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - J. Jones
      FIELDING
      • DP - 3 (Cano-Healy; Seager-Cano-Healy; Seager-Cano)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Gonzales (L, 3-3)6.010442315.311.52-1.5
      E. Goeddel2.02000201.691.135.0
      Total8.01244251---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Gonzales (L, 3-3)6.0
      E. Goeddel2.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Boyd (W, 2-3)6.03333603.211.0522.0
      B. Farmer (H, 5)1.00000003.791.583.0
      J. Jimenez (H, 6)1.00000103.321.213.5
      S. Greene (S, 8)1.01002003.861.477.0
      Total9.0433570---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Boyd (W, 2-3)6.0
      B. Farmer (H, 5)1.0
      J. Jimenez (H, 6)1.0
      S. Greene (S, 8)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Gonzales 99-66, E. Goeddel 22-15
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Gonzales 5-7, E. Goeddel 1-2
      • Batters Faced - M. Gonzales 27, E. Goeddel 7
      PITCHING
      • HBP - M. Boyd (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 94-56, B. Farmer 9-7, J. Jimenez 8-6, S. Greene 25-16
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 6-6, B. Farmer 3-0, J. Jimenez 2-0, S. Greene 2-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 25, B. Farmer 3, J. Jimenez 3, S. Greene 6
      • 7TH INNING
        Gamel grounded out to first, Healy scored34
        Zunino grounded out to first, Seager scored, Healy to third24
      • 6TH INNING
        Iglesias homered to left, Greiner scored14
        Greiner singled to right, Jones scored12
      • 5TH INNING
        Gordon hit sacrifice fly to center, Healy scored11
      • 4TH INNING
        Greiner singled to left center, Hicks scored01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Shane Greene relieved Joe Jimenez
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Haniger grounded out to shortstop
        • K. Seager: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Seager walked
        • R. Healy: Foul, Strike swinging, Healy lined out to center
        • M. Zunino: Strike swinging, Zunino singled to center, Seager to third
        • Andrew Romine ran for Mike Zunino
        • B. Gamel: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gamel walked, Romine to second
        • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Foul, Gordon grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Joe Jimenez relieved Buck Farmer
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Segura struck out swinging
        • R. Cano: Strike looking, Cano grounded out to second
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Cruz grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • E. Goeddel Pitching:
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, McCann singled to left center
        • Victor Reyes ran for James McCann
        • J. Hicks: Hicks reached on bunt single to pitcher, Reyes to second
        • J. Jones: Strike swinging, Jones reached on a double play third to second, Reyes out at third, Hicks out at second
        • G. Greiner: Ball, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Greiner fouled out to first
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • K. Seager: Ball, Ball, Seager hit by pitch
        • R. Healy: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Healy doubled to deep left, Seager to third
        • Buck Farmer relieved Matthew Boyd
        • M. Zunino: Zunino grounded out to first, Seager scored, Healy to third
        • Ben Gamel hit for Guillermo Heredia
        • B. Gamel: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Gamel grounded out to first, Healy scored
        • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gordon grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Erik Goeddel relieved Marco Gonzales
        • M. Mahtook: Mahtook flied out to right
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
        • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • R. Cano: Ball, Ball, Cano popped out to third
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Cruz flied out to deep right
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Haniger grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • J. McCann: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, McCann flied out to deep center
        • J. Hicks: Ball, Strike looking, Hicks flied out to center
        • J. Jones: Strike looking, Jones doubled to left
        • G. Greiner: Strike looking, Ball, Greiner singled to right, Jones scored
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Iglesias homered to left, Greiner scored
        • D. Machado: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • R. Healy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Healy walked
        • M. Zunino: Zunino flied out to center
        • G. Heredia: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Heredia singled to left, Healy to third, Heredia to second
        • D. Gordon: Foul, Ball, Gordon hit sacrifice fly to center, Healy scored
        • J. Segura: Segura grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • M. Mahtook: Foul, Strike looking, Mahtook grounded out to second
        • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Candelario struck out looking
        • N. Castellanos: Foul, Ball, Castellanos lined out to left
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Segura struck out swinging
        • R. Cano: Ball, Ball, Cano doubled to left center
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cruz struck out swinging
        • M. Haniger: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Haniger walked
        • K. Seager: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • J. Hicks: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hicks doubled to left center
        • J. Jones: Ball, Jones lined out to right, Hicks to third
        • G. Greiner: Greiner singled to left center, Hicks scored
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Ball, Iglesias flied out to left
        • D. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • R. Healy: Ball, Healy grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Zunino: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Zunino struck out swinging
        • G. Heredia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Heredia walked
        • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Gordon grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Candelario grounded out to pitcher
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Castellanos reached on an infield single to second
        • J. McCann: McCann grounded into double play third to second to first, Castellanos out at second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Cruz fouled out to first
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Haniger struck out swinging
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Seager grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • J. Jones: Strike swinging, Ball, Jones singled to center
        • G. Greiner: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Jones picked off at second, pitcher to first to second, Foul, Greiner flied out to center
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Foul, Iglesias singled to left center
        • D. Machado: Ball, Machado singled to left center, Iglesias to second
        • M. Mahtook: Strike looking, Mahtook flied out to deep right
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • D. Gordon: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Segura grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Cano: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Cano lined out to left
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • M. Mahtook: Strike looking, Mahtook grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Candelario walked
        • N. Castellanos: Foul, Castellanos singled to left, Candelario to second
        • J. McCann: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, McCann walked, Candelario to third, Castellanos to second
        • J. Hicks: Hicks grounded into double play second to first, McCann out at second
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)