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Tigers rally in late innings to beat Mariners 4-2

Posted at 10:06 PM, Jun 21, 2016
DETROIT, MI - JUNE 21: Second baseman Ian Kinsler #3 of the Detroit Tigers turns the ball after getting a force out on Robinson Cano #22 of the Seattle Mariners during the eighth inning at Comerica Park on June 21, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. Nelson Cruz of the Seattle Mariners hit into the double play. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

DETROIT, MI – JUNE 21: Second baseman Ian Kinsler #3 of the Detroit Tigers turns the ball after getting a force out on Robinson Cano #22 of the Seattle Mariners during the eighth inning at Comerica Park on June 21, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. Nelson Cruz of the Seattle Mariners hit into the double play. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

DETROIT (AP) — Mike Aviles drove in the tiebreaking run with an infield single in the eighth inning, and the Detroit Tigers went on to beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Tuesday night.

Kyle Seager hit a two-run homer off Justin Verlander in the sixth to give the Mariners a 2-0 lead, but Detroit scored a run in the sixth and another in the seventh to tie it. With the bases loaded and one out in the eighth, Aviles tapped a dribbler up the first-base line, and the Seattle infielders had no play anywhere.

James McCann added a sacrifice fly to make it 4-2, and Francisco Rodriguez pitched the ninth for his 20th save in 22 chances.

Bruce Rondon (1-0) pitched a scoreless eighth for the win.

James Paxton (1-3) allowed four runs and 11 hits in 7 2/3 innings. He walked three and struck out five.