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Mariners 6 - Tigers 4

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SEATTLE, Wash. - Kenji Johjima hit a grand slam Saturday night as the Seattle Mariners beat the Detroit Tigers, 6-4.

The Tigers are the highest scoring team in the major leagues, but Mariners starting pitcher Miguel Batista held them to just one run in six innings of work.

Batista allowed five hits, struck out six and walked two to help Seattle win for the fifth time in six games. He has given up just seven earned runs in his last five starts.

Johjima's second career grand slam came in the sixth inning after he fouled off four pitches from Detroit starter Kenny Rogers. The Mariners were leading 2-0 at the time.

Detroit rallied with three runs in the eighth inning, but All-Star closer J-J Putz then entered the game and got the final four outs for Seattle for his 26th save.

Putz hasn't blown a save in 28 chances dating to last September a Mariners record.
     
(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)

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