SEATTLE -- Max Scherzer pitched six solid innings, Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer into the second deck and the Tigers avoided a three-game sweep.

Scherzer (1-1) gave up just a pair of runs and scattered six hits.

E-J.Wilson (2). DP-Detroit 1, Seattle 2. LOB-Detroit 12, Seattle 6. 2B-Mi.Cabrera (3), C.Guillen (4), Avila (1), F.Gutierrez (4), Byrnes (1). 3B-A.Jackson (2). HR-Mi.Cabrera (3), Kotchman (2). CS-Figgins (2). S-Figgins.

T-3:01. A-30,419 (47,878).