" Joining the club: Curtis Granderson joined Willie Mays and Frank "Wildfire" Schulte as the only players in MLB history with 20 stolen bases, 20 homers, 20 triples and 20 doubles in a season after stealing second in the first inning.
" A bad start: Jeremy Bonderman allowed six runs and seven hits in 1 1/3 innings to match the shortest outing of his five-year career.
" Figure this: Seattle won for just the second time in 15 games.
" Hunt for October: The Tigers fell four games back of the Yankees in the AL wild-card race while the Mariners are five games out.
-- ESPN.com news services
Mariners 14, Tigers 7
DETROIT -- The Seattle Mariners got their offense going and
helped their flickering playoff hopes.
"We're not dead yet," Willie Bloomquist said.
"This is a big win at the end of a tough trip," Mariners
manager John McLaren said. "Now, we have something good to take on
the plane ride home, and we've got 14 of 21 in Seattle."
Felix Hernandez (12-7) earned the win despite giving up seven
runs -- six earned -- and 10 hits with three walks over five-plus
The Tigers, who fell four games behind the Yankees, had won four
straight for the first time since mid-July.
"We've been playing better, but we haven't been good enough,"
said Magglio Ordonez, whose three RBIs gave him 126 for the season.
"Hopefully, we'll be good enough the rest of this month to get
back in the playoffs."
The speedy center fielder joined Willie Mays and Frank
"Wildfire" Schulte as the only players in major league history
with 20 stolen bases, 20 homers, 20 triples and 20 doubles in a
"It probably won't get the recognition it deserves," Tigers
manager Jim Leyland said. "That's big-time."
Granderson stole his 20th base in the first inning and received
a rousing standing ovation -- from fans in the stands and his
teammates in the dugout.
He expects to get the base he stole as a memento.
"I'll get it framed up and probably will keep it at my parents'
house," Granderson said.
Schulte was the first to accomplish the feat in 1911 while
playing for the Chicago Cubs, and Mays did it in 1957 with the New
Granderson hit his 20th homer Friday in the series opener,
becoming the sixth player since 1900 in the 20-20-20 club and the
first since Kansas City's George Brett in 1979.
His 21st home run in the second inning pulled Detroit within a
run, then the Mariners took control with seven runs over the next
two innings to take a 13-5 lead.
Bonderman (11-9) gave up six runs and seven hits in 1 1/3
innings -- matching the shortest outing of his five-year career -- in
what might be his final outing of the season.
Leyland said the team will probably shut down Bonderman while
the right-hander's elbow is examined.
"He's not right, so that's the end of that for now," Leyland
said. "The medical people will look into it further. It's not
Bonderman was 10-1 after beating Seattle on July 13, but he is
1-8 since and has given up at least six earned runs in five of his
past nine starts.
"I've got some sharp pain on the outside of my elbow," he
said. "They're going to give me some tests [on Monday] to find out
what's going on.
"I had it in '05, and it's a little worse this time. I'm done
for a while, but I don't know how long it's going to be. ... I'm
going to do what I can to hopefully get back this year."
After Leyland replaced Bonderman with Jason Grilli, things
didn't go much better for the Tigers. Grilli allowed three runs in
1 1/3 innings.
The Mariners didn't necessarily need it in the lopsided game,
but shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt made some jaw-dropping plays in
Betancourt fielded a chopper up the middle, stepped on second
base and flipped the ball to first for a double play with two on
and none out in the sixth inning.
With two runners in scoring position in the fourth, Betancourt
robbed Ordonez of at least one RBI when he got to a sharp grounder
up the middle, whirled and fired a throw to first.
"He's the best defensive shortstop in the league -- without
question," Leyland said.
Ordonez has the most RBIs by a Tigers player since Cecil
Fielder had 133 in 1991. ... Hernandez is 6-1 since he had a .500
record on July 22. ... The Mariners averaged only 3.43 runs per
game during their recent slump.