CLEVELAND – Jarrod Washburn won for the first time in seven weeks and Ben Broussard homered against his former team to lead Seattle.

Raul Ibanez also homered for the Mariners, who won for the sixth time in nine games and are 31/2 games behind first-place Oakland in the AL West. Cleveland lost for the 12th time in 17 games and fell to 17-30 since June 4.

Washburn (5-10) allowed one run and five hits over 6 1-3 innings to earn his first win in eight starts since June 9. J.J. Putz pitched the ninth for his 21st save in 25 chances.

Jake Westbrook (7-7) allowed two runs and six hits over eight innings.

Tigers 8, Twins 6

MINNEAPOLIS – Curtis Granderson homered and drove in three runs, and Nate Robertson (10-6) became Detroit’s fourth 10-game winner.

Brandon Inge and Craig Monroe each had three hits for the Tigers, who have baseball’s best road record and have beaten Minnesota, with baseball’s best home mark, two straight games.

After winning just 71 games last season, Detroit became the first team in the majors with 70 victories this year. The Tigers are 81/2 games ahead of Chicago and 101/2 in front of the Twins in the AL Central.

Justin Morneau and Josh Rabe each hit two-run homers for Minnesota, which had the potential winning run at the plate in the ninth after trailing 6-0. But Todd Jones struck out Michael Cuddyer with runners at the corners to record his 29th save in 32 opportunities.

Brad Radke (9-8) took the loss for Minnesota, which has lost two straight at home for the first time since May 14-15 against the White Sox.


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