Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Doug Fister returned from the disabled list
Monday and tossed a gem against the team he commenced his career with.
But the Seattle Mariners spoiled his masterpiece by rallying for three runs in
the bottom of the ninth inning as they topped the Detroit Tigers, 3-2, in the
opener of a three-game set.
Fister, who broke in with the Mariners in 2009 before being sent to the Tigers
as part of a six-player deal near last year's trade deadline, allowed just
four hits over seven strong innings.
His spectacular effort, though, was blown by Octavio Dotel (1-1) in the ninth.
Trailing 2-0 entering the bottom half of the frame, Brendan Ryan and Ichiro
Suzuki worked back-to-back walks to start it. With Jesus Montero batting, a
wild pitch advanced the runners to second and third before Ryan scored on a
passed ball later in the at-bat.
Montero then drilled a double off the center-field wall to plate Suzuki.
Munenori Kawasaki came on to pinch-run for Montero, while Duane Below replaced
Dotel on the mound.
Kyle Seager moved Kawasaki to third with a sacrifice bunt and he came home on
John Jaso's sacrifice fly to right field, ending the game.
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