DETROIT – Charlie Furbush, the South Portland native, earned his first victory of the season Thursday, pitching a perfect inning of relief as the Seattle Mariners defeated his former team, the Detroit Tigers, 5-4.

“A little different. It was fun, though. Being in this ballpark after being up here for a while last year, I had some familiarity,” said Furbush, who came to Seattle in the deal that sent Doug Fister to Detroit last summer. “I know the guys and know some of their tendencies as hitters. Kind of felt a little at home.”

Chone Figgins hit a two-out, tiebreaking double in the seventh inning that was misjudged by right fielder Brennan Boesch as the Mariners completed a three-game sweep.

Figgins’ drive to right-center scored Brendan Ryan, who reached on a two-out walk from Rick Porcello (1-2).

Justin Smoke hit a three-run homer and Miguel Olivo also connected for the Mariners, who took a 4-0 lead in the fourth before the Tigers tied it. Figgins was 3 for 4 with a run and a stolen base to help Seattle reach .500 at 10-10.

RAYS 4, ANGELS 3: Brandon Allen hit a two-run pinch homer in the ninth inning as Tampa Bay won at St. Petersburg, Fla.

Allen, recently acquired off waivers from Oakland, homered off closer Jordan Walden (0-1) after B.J. Upton had a one-out single. Allen drew a bases-loaded walk off the bench in Wednesday night’s 3-2 victory against Los Angeles in his first Tampa Bay plate appearance.

Brandon Gomes (1-0) worked a 1-2-3 ninth, helping the Rays win their fifth straight game.

ROYALS 4, INDIANS 2: Luis Mendoza pitched into the sixth inning and Kansas City’s bullpen made a lead stand up at Cleveland.

Kansas City, which snapped a 12-game losing streak with an 8-2 victory Wednesday night, won consecutive games for the second time this season.

ORIOLES 5, BLUE JAYS 2: Adam Jones led off the eighth inning with a tiebreaking homer and Baltimore won at home, completing a three-game sweep with its fourth straight victory.

Jones ripped the first pitch from Casey Janssen (1-1) into the first row of the left-field stands, barely eluding the leap of Eric Thames. It was his sixth homer of the season.


METS 3, MARLINS 2: Justin Turner drew a bases-loaded walk in a sensational 13-pitch at-bat and Kirk Niewenhuis hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning as New York rallied at home to beat closer Heath Bell and hand Miami its fifth straight loss.

Pitching for the first time in a week and working in a steady drizzle, Bell (0-3) couldn’t find the plate. He walked four and threw a whopping 46 pitches.

GIANTS 6, REDS 5: Angel Pagan hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning, lifting San Francisco at Cincinnati.

Joaquin Arias led off the ninth against Cincinnati closer Sean Marshall (0-2) with a walk and Ryan Theriot followed with a single. After pinch-hitter Brett Pill struck out, Pagan lofted a 1-2 pitch 386 feet into the left-field seats to snap the Giants’ losing streak in Cincinnati at seven games.