THE SETUP: The Mariners (13-17), fresh off a series win against the Minnesota Twins, host the Detroit Tigers in a three-game series starting tonight to finish off the current 6-game homestand. There are plenty of ticket promotions for the three-game series vs. the Tigers (see below) and great seats are available for every game against the defending AL Central Champion Tigers. For details about the best ticket deals, visit Mariners.com/tickets.
THIS WEEK: The Mariners and Tigers meet for the second time already this season, with Seattle sweeping a three-game series in Detroit April 24-26. The Tigers are 14-13 and are in 2nd place in the AL Central. Former Mariner Doug Fister will return from the disabled list and start Monday’s series opener, and Tigers ace and 2011 AL MVP Justin Verlander will start Tuesday. The Mariners are the only team over the last four seasons to beat Verlander five times, with the reigning Cy Young winner going 2-5 with a 3.73 ERA over his last 7 starts vs. Seattle. Rookie left-hander Drew Smyly is 1-0 with a 1.61 ERA in his first five MLB starts and is tied for the AL lead in ERA.
DATE TIME TV RADIO PITCHING PROBABLES
May 7 vs. Tigers 7:10 pm ROOT 710 ESPN Blake Beavan (RHP) vs. Doug Fister (RHP)
May 8 vs. Tigers 7:10 pm ROOT 710 ESPN Kevin Millwood (RHP) vs. J. Verlander (RHP)
May 9 vs. Tigers 7:10 pm ROOT 710 ESPN Jason Vargas (LHP) vs. Drew Smyly (LHP)
MONDAY, MAY 7 VS. TIGERS – 7:10 PM
BECU Half-Price Family Night – Fans can bring the whole family to the ballpark for some fun without breaking the bank. Presented by BECU, Half-Price Family Night means that all View Reserved seats are available for $10 in advance and only $12 on the day of the game.
Miss Washington – Christina Clark – Miss Washington USA 2012 – will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
TUESDAY, MAY 8 VS. TIGERS – 7:10 PM
Military Discount Night – Military personnel receive $5 off select View Level seats or $10 off select Main Level seats. Available at the Safeco Field box office and Mariners Team Stores with valid Military ID. Limit 4 per hero per game. Plus, receive 20% off regular-price merchandise at all Mariners Team Stores with valid Military ID.
Crew of Healy Honored – Crew members of the United States Coast Guard Cutter “Healy” will be honored for their efforts in helping guide the tanker “Renda” to Nome, Alaska through a winter ice pack.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9 VS. TIGERS – 7:10 PM
Grand Slam Family Package Night – The best deal in baseball is back, and fans can get a ticket, hot dog and Pepsi as low as $15 per person for families of 4-12 thanks to Safeco Insurance.
Early Mother’s Day Celebration – Mariners Necklace Night – Fans can celebrate Mother’s Day early and give her the gift of baseball and a new necklace. The first 10,000 women take home a beautiful Mariner necklace.
UPCOMING PROMOTIONS SCHEDULE: See more details on the Mariners Promotions Page.
DATE OPP PROMOTIONS FOR TWINS & TIGERS HOMESTAND
Mon. May 7 Tigers BECU Family Night
Tue. May 8 Tigers Military Special Night
Wed. May 9 Tigers Early Mother’s Day Celebration / Grand Slam Family Package Night
IT IS BEST TO GET YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE
Tickets for all Seattle Mariners home games are available without service charge at the Safeco Field Box Office and at all Seattle Mariners Team Stores (4th & Stewart in downtown Seattle, Bellevue Square, Southcenter Mall). Tickets are also available online at www.mariners.com and by phone at 1-888-SEA-HITS (732-4487).