Tigers magic number is 7 - Sep 17th, 2013 - Sports

— The Detroit Tigers beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 last night to move a step closer to their third straight AL Central title. Victor Martinez broke a 1-all tie in the sixth with a run-scoring single. Omar Infante followed with his own RBI single. Rick Porcello allowed a run and five hits with two walks.

Meanwhile....Jhonny Peralta is expected to leave for the instructional league this week so he can work toward rejoining the Detroit Tigers after completing his 50-game suspension. Peralta was Detroit's starting shortstop. The Tigers acquired Jose Iglesias from Boston just before Peralta was suspended following baseball's investigation into Biogenesis of America.