Skubal snaps losing streak, Tigers beat Mariners

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Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Tarik Skubal winds up during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Wednesday, May 19, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE (AP) — Tarik Skubal struck out a career-high nine in his first win of the season, Harold Castro drove in three runs and the Detroit Tigers beat the Seattle Mariners 6-2.

Skubal (1-6) scattered four hits over five innings, helping Detroit earn its first series sweep in Seattle since April 2006.

With the sweep, which included Spencer Turnbull’s no-hitter on Tuesday night, Detroit has won four of its last five and eight of 10.

The Mariners had nine hits against Tigers pitchers in the three-game series with 29 strikeouts.

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