Miguel Cabrera rakes against the Mariners with a .333 (50-for-150) batting average in 41 career games. And the Tigers' slugger especially rakes against Millwood, hitting .371 (13-for-35) with three home runs, four doubles and 11 RBIs. In 19 career games against Seattle, outfielder Brennan Boesch is hitting .420 (29-for-69) with eight doubles, two home runs and 10 RBIs. Both Jose Valverde and Joaquin Benoit weren't available Monday night because they had pitched in three straight games, but they will be available Tuesday. Octavio Dotel took the mound for his first save attempt of the season in a two-run game and took a loss. Seattle: Montero is catching fire
Jesus Montero continues to dominate when he plays catcher. In 12 games behind the plate, Montero has hit .425 (17-for-40) with three home runs, four doubles and nine RBIs, including the game-tying RBI double on Monday. In 12 games since April 24, third baseman Kyle Seager has hit .333 (13-for-39) with three home runs and 10 RBIs. Mariners starter Blake Beavan left Monday's game after being hit by a Cabrera line drive. The Mariners called it a right elbow contusion. Worth noting
The Mariners have won nine of their past 11 matchups with the Tigers, sweeping two of the past three series.