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That sums up my feelings too, Jim.
That sums up my feelings too, Jim.


Final - 4.28.2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Seattle Mariners 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 3 0 7 12 1
Detroit Tigers 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0
WP: Michael Pineda (4 - 1)
LP: Brad Penny (1 - 3)

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BOX

KEY STAT

1-for-16: The top four in the Tigers lineup can't hit. Ramon Santiago had the hit, going 1-for-4 to improve his batting average to .200.

KEY PLAY

Luis Rodriguez hits a 3-run home run off Ryan Perry in the 8th to get the game out of save territory.

KEY THOUGHT

Swept. Meh. First Mariners sweep in Detroit since ... 2003 (per Jason Beck and others).

But you do have to tip your hat to Michael Pineda, who looks like he's going to be an absolutely incredible pitcher.

Brad Penny, by the way, was perfectly fine and went seven innings. He allowed four runs on nine hits. Ichiro himself had a couple of infield singles.

And yet the Tigers are just a game under 500 and still a few games above the Twins (who lost by a million) and White Sox. So hey, that's what counts.