In their first 20 games, the Tigers’ staff had walked an American League-low 52 batters. They hadn’t had more than five in any single game.
Phil Coke didn’t have control of his fastball at Seattle and it cost him. Coke walked the first two batters he faced, made an error on a topped ball near the first-base line and walked the next man as the Mariners wound up with four unearned runs.
Tigers pitchers walk 11 in 13-3 loss to Seattle.