Rogers' arm and Reyes' bat help Tigers beat Mariners 3-2

DETROIT (AP) When Jake Rogers was making his way through the Detroit Tigers farm system, there was one thing everyone noticed. His throwing arm was more than ready for the big leagues.

Wednesday night, he used it to help the Tigers beat the Seattle Mariners, 3-2.

Rogers threw Keon Braxton out stealing to end the third inning, then picked Mallex Smith off first base for the third out in the seventh with the tying run on second base.

''His arm is everything advertised,'' said Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire. ''He's got great footwork and that throw to first was like lightning.''

Rogers had an advantage on the play - backup catcher John Hicks was playing first base.

''We both saw what kind of lead he was taking, so we made eye contact and I gave him a little nod,'' the rookie said.

Rogers' first 12 games have been a mixed bag. He already has four home runs, but he's hitting .179 with four passed balls - more than the team's other catchers combined.

''I'm learning a ton at this level - stuff I had never even touched on before,'' he said. ''I'm getting more confident back there, but I always have been able to throw guys out. I like doing that.''

The Tigers have to win five of their final 22 games at Comerica Park to avoid becoming the first team with 60 home losses.

''We really needed this game,'' Gardenhire said. ''We got enough pitching and a few big hits and we caught the ball.''

The Tigers improved to 4-6 with one game left in an 11-game homestand. Seattle has lost nine of 11.

''In baseball, you go through skids, but this one is lasting longer than we want,'' said Daniel Vogelbach, who homered before striking out with the bases loaded to end the sixth.

Edwin Jackson (3-5) allowed two runs on four hits and a walk in five innings. He struck out four and allowed two homers while winning his second straight start. Joe Jimenez pitched a perfect ninth for his second save since taking over as the closer when Shane Greene was traded at the deadline.

''We haven't gotten him any chances, so we were asking him to pitch after being off for a while,'' Gardenhire said. ''You don't know if he's going to be sharp, but he went out there and made good pitches.''

Marco Gonzales (12-6) gave up three runs on 11 hits in six innings.

The Tigers loaded the bases on three singles to start the second. Rogers struck out and Jody Mercer popped out, but Victor Reyes drove in two runs with a soft liner to center.

''I thought I made a good pitch, but hats off to him,'' Gonzales said. ''Eight out of ten times, that's a broken bat and a ground ball. I thought we had him.''

Reyes fouled off three two-strike pitches in an eight-pitch at-bat.

''That's a huge at-bat for that young man,'' Gardenhire said. ''He fouled off some tough pitches than hit another pitch on the label and got it into centerfield.''

Miguel Cabrera hit his 574th double to lead off the third, tying Bobby Abreu for the most by a Venezuela-born player, but was easily thrown out at the plate when he tried to score on Niko Goodrum's single.

Goodrum scored on Harold Castro's single later in the inning, give Detroit a 3-0 lead.

J.P. Crawford's solo homer pulled Seattle within 3-1 in the fourth, and Daniel Vogelbach homered in the fifth to make it a one-run game.

Vogelbach had his next chance in the sixth, coming up with two outs and the bases loaded but Gregory Soto struck him out with a low slider to end the inning.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: RHP Felix Hernandez (shoulder) was scheduled to throw a rehab start for Class-A Everett on Wednesday night. . RHP Brandon Brennan, who left Tuesday's game after two pitches, passed tests on his shoulder and is not expected to go on the injured list.

Tigers: C Grayson Greiner (back) started a rehab assignment at Class-A Lakeland on Wednesday while LF Christin Stewart (concussion) began one with Triple-A Toledo.

HOMER RECORD IN REACH

The Tigers have allowed 105 homers in 59 home games, putting them on pace for 144. That would easily break the franchise record of 130, set in 1996. The Tigers have never allowed more than 108 homers at home since moving to Comerica Park in 2000.

UP NEXT

The teams finish a three-game series on Thursday afternoon with Detroit's Spencer Turnbull (3-10) facing a Mariners opener who will be followed by Tommy Milone (1-7, 4.70).

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  • W: E. Jackson (3-5)L: M. Gonzales (12-10)S: J. Jimenez (2)
  • HR: SEA - D. Vogelbach (27), J. Crawford (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Smith RF40100010.233.300.350.6500.5
J. Crawford SS41111011.241.321.398.7205.5
O. Narvaez C40000011.287.360.468.828-0.5
K. Seager 3B30100100.238.313.464.7782.0
D. Santana DH30000131.259.335.453.788-0.5
D. Vogelbach 1B41111023.227.352.492.8435.0
T. Lopes LF40100000.227.308.409.7171.0
D. Gordon 2B30000101.276.303.358.6611.0
K. Broxton CF30200011.183.242.289.5310.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    V. Reyes LF40220021.265.314.347.6613.0
    D. Lugo 3B30000104.231.264.316.5801.0
    M. Cabrera DH40100002.284.347.393.7392.0
    N. Goodrum 2B41200011.252.327.420.7462.5
    J. Hicks 1B41100012.206.242.348.5901.5
    H. Castro CF41310001.285.304.383.6875.0
    T. Demeritte RF40200012.283.370.457.8271.5
    J. Rogers C30000125.179.319.487.8060.0
    J. Mercer SS40100004.253.295.416.7111.0
      BATTING
      • HR - J. Crawford (5), D. Vogelbach (27)
      • RBI - J. Crawford (38), D. Vogelbach (68)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Santana, D. Vogelbach 3 (3), K. Broxton
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Cabrera (18)
      • RBI - V. Reyes 2 (7), H. Castro (25)
      • 2-Out RBI - V. Reyes 2 (5), H. Castro (12)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Lugo 3 (3), M. Cabrera, N. Goodrum, T. Demeritte, J. Rogers 2 (2), J. Mercer
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - K. Broxton (4)
      • Picked Off - M. Smith (3)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - K. Broxton
      • DP - (Seager-Gordon-Vogelbach)
      • E - D. Vogelbach (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Mercer-Hicks)
      • E - G. Soto (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Gonzales (L, 12-10)6.011331604.261.364.0
      R. McClain2.01001104.501.004.5
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Gonzales (L, 12-10)6.0
      R. McClain2.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      E. Jackson (W, 3-5)5.04221428.621.8417.0
      G. Soto (H, 1)1.23001106.701.79-0.5
      B. Farmer (H, 10)1.10001303.601.323.5
      J. Jimenez (S, 2)1.00000104.761.2410.5
      PITCHERSIP
      E. Jackson (W, 3-5)5.0
      G. Soto (H, 1)1.2
      B. Farmer (H, 10)1.1
      J. Jimenez (S, 2)1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Gonzales 98-73, R. McClain 25-16
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Gonzales 4-7, R. McClain 4-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Gonzales 29, R. McClain 7
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - E. Jackson 93-59, G. Soto 38-22, B. Farmer 24-11, J. Jimenez 9-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Jackson 8-1, G. Soto 5-0
      • Batters Faced - E. Jackson 18, G. Soto 10, B. Farmer 4, J. Jimenez 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      M. Smith RF40100010.233.300.350.6500.5
      J. Crawford SS41111011.241.321.398.7205.5
      O. Narvaez C40000011.287.360.468.828-0.5
      K. Seager 3B30100100.238.313.464.7782.0
      D. Santana DH30000131.259.335.453.788-0.5
      D. Vogelbach 1B41111023.227.352.492.8435.0
      T. Lopes LF40100000.227.308.409.7171.0
      D. Gordon 2B30000101.276.303.358.6611.0
      K. Broxton CF30200011.183.242.289.5310.5
      Total322722398-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        V. Reyes LF40220021.265.314.347.6613.0
        D. Lugo 3B30000104.231.264.316.5801.0
        M. Cabrera DH40100002.284.347.393.7392.0
        N. Goodrum 2B41200011.252.327.420.7462.5
        J. Hicks 1B41100012.206.242.348.5901.5
        H. Castro CF41310001.285.304.383.6875.0
        T. Demeritte RF40200012.283.370.457.8271.5
        J. Rogers C30000125.179.319.487.8060.0
        J. Mercer SS40100004.253.295.416.7111.0
        Total34312302722-----
          BATTING
          • HR - J. Crawford (5), D. Vogelbach (27)
          • RBI - J. Crawford (38), D. Vogelbach (68)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Santana, D. Vogelbach 3 (3), K. Broxton
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Cabrera (18)
          • RBI - V. Reyes 2 (7), H. Castro (25)
          • 2-Out RBI - V. Reyes 2 (5), H. Castro (12)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Lugo 3 (3), M. Cabrera, N. Goodrum, T. Demeritte, J. Rogers 2 (2), J. Mercer
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - K. Broxton (4)
          • Picked Off - M. Smith (3)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - K. Broxton
          • DP - (Seager-Gordon-Vogelbach)
          • E - D. Vogelbach (2)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Mercer-Hicks)
          • E - G. Soto (3)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Gonzales (L, 12-10)6.011331604.261.364.0
          R. McClain2.01001104.501.004.5
          Total8.01233270---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Gonzales (L, 12-10)6.0
          R. McClain2.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          E. Jackson (W, 3-5)5.04221428.621.8417.0
          G. Soto (H, 1)1.23001106.701.79-0.5
          B. Farmer (H, 10)1.10001303.601.323.5
          J. Jimenez (S, 2)1.00000104.761.2410.5
          Total9.0722392---
          PITCHERSIP
          E. Jackson (W, 3-5)5.0
          G. Soto (H, 1)1.2
          B. Farmer (H, 10)1.1
          J. Jimenez (S, 2)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Gonzales 98-73, R. McClain 25-16
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Gonzales 4-7, R. McClain 4-0
          • Batters Faced - M. Gonzales 29, R. McClain 7
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - E. Jackson 93-59, G. Soto 38-22, B. Farmer 24-11, J. Jimenez 9-6
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Jackson 8-1, G. Soto 5-0
          • Batters Faced - E. Jackson 18, G. Soto 10, B. Farmer 4, J. Jimenez 3
          • 5TH INNING
            Vogelbach homered to right center23
          • 4TH INNING
            Crawford homered to right13
          • 3RD INNING
            Castro singled to right, Goodrum scored03
          • 2ND INNING
            Reyes singled to center, Hicks and Castro scored, Demeritte to second02
          • 9TH INNING
            • Joe Jimenez relieved Buck Farmer
            • D. Vogelbach: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Vogelbach struck out swinging
            • T. Lopes: Lopes flied out to right
            • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gordon flied out to left
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • B. Farmer Pitching:
            • J. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Crawford struck out looking
            • O. Narvaez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Narvaez struck out swinging
            • K. Seager: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Seager walked
            • D. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. McClain Pitching:
            • H. Castro: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Castro singled to right
            • T. Demeritte: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Demeritte grounded into double play third to second to first, Castro out at second
            • Ja. Rogers: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Rogers walked
            • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Mercer grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • G. Soto Pitching:
            • T. Lopes: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Lopes grounded out to first
            • D. Gordon: Ball, Gordon grounded out to shortstop
            • K. Broxton: Ball, Ball, Broxton singled to left
            • M. Smith: Foul, Strike looking, Smith singled to left, Broxton to second
            • Buck Farmer relieved Gregory Soto
            • J. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Ball, Smith out at first
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Reggie McClain relieved Marco Gonzales
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Cabrera grounded out to shortstop
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Goodrum struck out swinging
            • J. Hicks: Hicks grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Gregory Soto relieved Edwin Jackson
            • M. Smith: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Smith safe at first on Soto throwing error
            • J. Crawford: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Crawford reached on fielder's choice to second, Smith out at second
            • O. Narvaez: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Narvaez reached on fielder's choice to first, Crawford out at second
            • K. Seager: Ball, Ball, Seager singled to left, Narvaez to third
            • D. Santana: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana walked, Seager to second
            • D. Vogelbach: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Vogelbach struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • M. Gonzales Pitching:
            • Ja. Rogers: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Rogers grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Mercer: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Mercer singled to center
            • V. Reyes: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
            • D. Lugo: Strike looking, Lugo reached on fielder's choice to second, Mercer out at second
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • E. Jackson Pitching:
            • D. Santana: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
            • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Vogelbach homered to right center
            • T. Lopes: Strike looking, Ball, Lopes grounded out to shortstop
            • D. Gordon: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gordon walked
            • K. Broxton: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Broxton struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Gonzales Pitching:
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Goodrum singled to left
            • J. Hicks: Foul, Foul on 1st baseman Vogelbach dropped ball error, Hicks lined out to center
            • H. Castro: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Castro reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Goodrum out at second
            • T. Demeritte: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Demeritte struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
          • 4TH INNING
            • E. Jackson Pitching:
            • M. Smith: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Smith grounded out to third
            • J. Crawford: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Crawford homered to right
            • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Ball, Narvaez grounded out to second
            • K. Seager: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Seager flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Gonzales Pitching:
            • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Mercer fouled out to third
            • V. Reyes: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Reyes singled to right
            • D. Lugo: Lugo flied out to deep right
            • M. Cabrera: Cabrera flied out to right
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • E. Jackson Pitching:
            • T. Lopes: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Lopes singled to center
            • D. Gordon: Gordon grounded into double play shortstop to first, Lopes out at second
            • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Foul, Broxton singled to left
            • M. Smith: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Broxton caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Gonzales Pitching:
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Cabrera doubled to right
            • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Goodrum singled to center, Cabrera out at home, Goodrum to second
            • J. Hicks: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
            • H. Castro: Castro singled to right, Goodrum scored
            • T. Demeritte: Demeritte singled to left, Castro to second
            • Ja. Rogers: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rogers struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • E. Jackson Pitching:
            • K. Seager: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Seager grounded out to second
            • D. Santana: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
            • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Vogelbach grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Gonzales Pitching:
            • J. Hicks: Hicks singled to right
            • H. Castro: Strike swinging, Castro singled to left, Hicks to second
            • T. Demeritte: Strike looking, Demeritte singled to center, Hicks to third, Castro to second
            • Ja. Rogers: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Rogers struck out looking
            • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Ball, Mercer fouled out to first
            • V. Reyes: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Reyes singled to center, Hicks and Castro scored, Demeritte to second
            • D. Lugo: Foul, Lugo flied out to deep right
            • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • E. Jackson Pitching:
            • M. Smith: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
            • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Crawford grounded out to shortstop
            • O. Narvaez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Narvaez grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Gonzales Pitching:
            • V. Reyes: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
            • D. Lugo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lugo walked
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Foul, Cabrera flied out to deep right
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Goodrum reached on fielder's choice to third, Lugo out at second
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)