In Detroit, Jim Presley had two-run singles in the sixth and seventh innings to help Seattle overcome a five-run deficit and win, despite two homers by the Tigers' Darrell Evans.
With one out in the sixth, Alvin Davis singled and Ken Phelps walked before Dave Henderson doubled to make it 5-4. Presley then put Seattle in front, 6-5, with a single, stole second and scored on a two-out single by Spike Owen, his second of three hits.
In the seventh, Presley looped a two-run single to right center off Bill Scherrer after the Mariners loaded the bases on three straight walks off Juan Berenguer.
Detroit scored three runs in the first on Alan Trammell's single and a two-run homer by Kirk Gibson, and two runs in the third on RBI singles by Evans and Larry Herndon.
Milt Wilcox gave up two runs in the fourth on a wild pitch and Henderson's single and a run in the fifth on Bob Kearney's first home run.
Detroit got a run on Trammell's groundout in the sixth and another in the seventh when Evans led off with his 10th home run. He homered again in the ninth.