Erik Bedard pitched seven impressive innings for his first win since June 2009, and Justin Smoak homered and drove in a career-high five runs to help the Seattle Mariners rout the Detroit Tigers 10-1 Wednesday night.
Smoak has homered in consecutive games after missing a week following the death of his father. His three-run shot in the first gave Seattle an early lead, and Bedard (1-4) made it hold up.
The Mariners broke it open with six runs in the ninth.
Bedard, who missed last season following shoulder surgery, allowed a run and five hits with three strikeouts and no walks.
Justin Verlander (2-3) allowed four runs, three earned, and five hits in six innings. He struck out eight and walked three.