Late Mariners two-out homer edges Tigers
Russell Branyan and the Seattle Mariners made their few hits payoff.
Branyan hit a two-out, two-run homer in the eighth inning to give Felix Hernandez and the Mariners a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.
Branyan drove a 1-0 pitch from Bobby Seay (1-2) into the stands in right-center for his 24th homer - the last of Seattle's two hits in the game.
"Slider, caught the middle. That's about it," said Branyan, who matched his career high in home runs.
Hernandez (11-3) struck out eight in seven innings, allowing one run and six hits. He overcame a slow start and twisting his ankle in the third.