The hometoown Mariners lost the game 6-4 to a Detroit Tigers squad which sent out their ace Justin Verlander. Former Phil Kevin Millwood took the mound for Seattle. The Tigers got to Millwood early getting 5 runs in the first 2 innings. Verlander wasn't overpowering - but pitched well despite having issues with the plate umpire - Jim Leyland's disagreements with the umpiring crew got him ejected from the contest early in the game. Verlander only went 6 innings, he was over 100 pitches and still hit 97 on the gun.
The Mariners have struggled the last few years was evidenced by their modest draw on a chilly Tuesday night, but even if the team isn't doing well, they have a lot of nice things for fans to check out like this Display of Seattle related baseball cards.
There is a Mariners Hall of Fame, and several other cool features at the stadium. Insane food selections are featured at the park as well as a pre-game happy hour. Another nicety at Safeco is that they have free re-entry as long as you scan your ticket when you leave.