DETROIT (AP) – Jeremy Reed’s hustle on a sacrifice bunt helped spark a three-run rally in the eighth and Raul Ibanez’s two-run single capped the inning, helping the Seattle Mariners beat the Detroit Tigers 4-1 on Tuesday.

The Mariners won just hours after they learned starter Ryan Franklin was suspended for 10 days for violating baseball’s steroid policy.

In the eighth, Reed singled leading off. The next batter, Dave Hansen, bunted the ball in front of the plate, which third baseman Brandon Inge fielded and threw to first.

Seeing third base unoccupied, Reed never slowed down, running from first to third.

After a walk to Wiki Gonzalez, Reed scored on a double by Yuniesky Betancourt. Gonzalez and Betancourt scored on Ibanez’s single with the bases loaded.

Detroit second baseman Placido Polanco, who signed a four-year, $18.4 million contract extension earlier in the day, had two of the Tigers’ six hits, including a leadoff double in the bottom of the first.

Julio Mateo (3-4), the third of five Seattle pitchers, worked the seventh inning for the victory. Eddie Guardado got three outs for his 25th save in 26 chances and 24th straight.

Detroit starter Jason Johnson (7-9) allowed five hits, walked three – one intentionally – and struck out one in 7 2-3 innings.

Harris, called up earlier in the day when reliever Jeff Nelson went on bereavement leave, came on for starter Jorge Campillo, who left after the first inning with a strained right elbow. He will be evaluated on Wednesday.

Harris allowed three singles in five innings in his major league debut. He struck out one and walked none.

Adrian Beltre homered in the second inning off Johnson, who didn’t allow another runner past first until the eighth.

Ivan Rodriguez tied it with a two-out homer in the seventh.

Notes: Detroit shortstop Carlos Guillen missed Tuesday’s game after tending to a family matter in his native Venezuela. He’s expected to be back in the lineup Wednesday. … The Mariners recalled reliever Masao Kida from Triple-A Tacoma to replace Franklin. Kida pitched briefly for the Mariners in 2004 and for Detroit in 1999-00. … Nelson will miss the Detroit series following the death of his father-in-law.

AP-ES-08-02-05 2157EDT


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