DETROIT (AP) -- Carlos Guillen wants to show the Mariners that
they misjudged his abilities. Seattle got an eyeful on Saturday
Guillen, traded from Seattle to Detroit last winter, had a
career-best six RBI before scoring the winning run for the Tigers
in the 11th inning of a wild 11-10 victory.
"That was a pretty good game for me," the All-Star third
baseman said after the 4:08 marathon. "It's always fun to win a
game like this, but I want Seattle to see that I can be an everyday
Guillen's performance hasn't gone unnoticed in Seattle.
"He is having an outstanding season," Mariners manager Bob
Melvin said. "I don't think anyone envisioned him having this kind
of year. It certainly isn't our best trade ever."
The teams combined for a Comerica Park-record 36 hits, including
21 by Seattle.
"You don't see many games like that, but it was nice to come
out on the right side of one for a change," Tigers manager Alan
Rondell White led off the 11th for the Tigers with a single off
Scott Atchison (1-1), and Guillen hit into a forceout and then
"I'm really proud of myself, because on a lot of nights, I
would have let the 0-for-5 ruin the sixth at-bat," Monroe said.
"But I kept battling and I finally got a good pitch."
The loss was the first of Atchison's three-week major league
"It happens," he said. "I just threw a slider up and he did
what he was supposed to do with it. He hit it up the middle and
they won the game."
Winn matched a career high with five hits, going 5-for-6 --
including his 11th homer -- with four RBI for Seattle. Ichiro
Suzuki went 4-for-7 with two RBI.
The Tigers went ahead 10-7 in the sixth on Guillen's second
three-run double in as many innings.
Omar Infante walked, and Rodriguez singled one out later. After
Dmitri Young grounded into fielder's choice, White walked and
Guillen followed with a double to left, scoring Rodriguez, Young
"It's frustrating to see anyone hurt us like he did tonight.
When we are facing him, I want him to make outs," Boone said of
his former double-play partner. "Other than that, I wish him
nothing but the best."
The Mariners came right back in the seventh to tie it.
Dan Wilson reached on an infield single off Gary Knotts, moved
to second on Willie Bloomquist's single and went to third on
pinch-hitter Edgar Martinez's single to left. Esteban Yan came in
and gave up Suzuki's RBI infield single and a two-run double to
Seattle scored in each of the first four innings to take a 6-3
Suzuki led off the game with a triple and scored when Winn
looped a single to left.
In the second, Scott Spiezio led off with a triple and scored on
Wilson's sacrifice fly. Suzuki added an RBI single to make it 3-0.
The Tigers tied it in the second on a two-run homer by Pena and
an RBI single by Rodriguez.
Detroit, though, went ahead with four runs in the fifth.
Rodriguez, Young and White hit consecutive singles to load the
bases, and Guillen made it 6-6 with a liner into the left-center
Guillen stole third, then scored the go-ahead run on Pena's
one-out single, chasing starter Jamie Moyer.
Seattle immediately made it 7-7 when Suzuki led off the sixth
with a double and scored on Boone's base hit.
After the game, the Tigers sent reliever Roberto Novoa to
Double-A Erie and recalled relief pitcher Craig Dingman from
Triple-A Toledo. ... Guillen's doubles gave him 61 extra-base hits
this season. Tony Clark holds the team record for switch-hitters
with 71 in 1998. ... Suzuki has seven hits in the first two games
of the series, and is hitting .446 lifetime at Comerica Park. ...
Tigers starter Jason Johnson left after just 1 1-3 innings with a
slight hip strain sustained on the game's first pitch. He gave up
three runs, and is day to day. ... The game was just the second in
Comerica Park's five-year history in which both teams scored 10 or
more runs. The Tigers beat Minnesota 12-11 on Oct. 1, 2000.