Cabrera homers, Tigers beat Mariners 6-2
DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera homered, Austin Jackson hit a two-run single and the Detroit Tigers held on despite a short-handed bullpen, beating the Seattle Mariners 6-2 on Tuesday night.
The AL Central-leading Tigers were ahead 3-2 when they escaped a bases-loaded jam in the eighth while playing without closer Joaquin Benoit and left-handed reliever Drew Smyly. They were both given the night off.
Anibal Sanchez struck out 10 in 6 1-3 innings, but the Mariners tied it at 2 against him in the seventh, forcing Detroit's relievers into action.
Al Alburquerque (3-3) got out of the seventh, and Phil Coke and Jose Alvarez made it through a dodgy eighth. Alvarez got two outs in the ninth, and Jose Veras finished.
Yoervis Medina (4-6) took the loss.
MARINERS MINOR LEAGUER SUSPENDED
Mariners minor leaguer suspended for 50 games
NEW YORK (AP) — Seattle Mariners pitcher Forrest Snow has been suspended for 50 games following a second positive test for a drug of abuse under baseball's minor league program.
The 24-year-old right-hander's suspension was announced Tuesday and will begin next season.
There have been 52 suspensions this year under the minor league drug program and 15 under the major league program
Snow was 4-0 with a 2.93 ERA in one start and 18 relief appearances this year for Triple-A Tacoma of the Pacific Coast League. He was 1-5 with a 3.00 ERA in one start and 22 relief outings for Double-A Jackson of the Southern League.
TE Lyerla apologizes for making frustration public
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon coach Mark Helfrich and tight end Colt Lyerla have patched things up after a report that the tight end was upset with how his stomach flu last weekend was described as "circumstances."
Lyerla missed Saturday's 59-14 victory over Tennessee after he had been out for much of the previous week with a virus. As a policy, Oregon coaches don't discuss injuries.
After the game, Helfrich said Lyerla missed the game because of "circumstances." Reached later at home by The Oregonian, Lyerla said he felt that description could be unfairly interpreted.
Lyerla apologized after practice Monday for airing his frustration publicly and said he never meant to be a distraction. Both he and Helfrich say they discussed the matter and they've moved on.