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Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Michael Saunders knocked in three runs as theSeattle Mariners downed the Detroit Tigers, 7-4, in the opener of a three-gameset at Comerica Park,

Ichiro Suzuki added three hits and two runs scored, while Kyle Seager finishedwith two hits, an RBI and scored twice for the Mariners, who snapped a four-game slide.

Jason Vargas (3-1) allowed four runs on six hits and a walk through sixinnings for the win. Brandon League tossed a scoreless ninth to earn his sixthsave of the year.

Alex Avila had a two-run home run and Miguel Cabrera smacked a solo homer inDetroit's fourth loss in five games.

Max Scherzer (1-2) was touched for five runs on 10 hits and two walks tosuffer the loss.