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Mariners avoid sweep by Tigers

Casey Kotchman and Russell Branyan launched two-run homers as the Seattle Mariners cruised to an 8-1 victory over Detroit Sunday, avoiding a three-game sweep by the Tigers at Comerica Park.

The Mariners won the game as -120 favorites, and the nine runs made it OVER the day’s posted over/under (7.5) set by sportsbooks.

Cliff Lee tossed eight solid innings to get the win, allowing nine hits and one run with 11 strikeouts.

Jeremy Bonderman was tagged with the loss, giving up nine hits and seven earned runs in his five innings for the Tigers.