Robinson Cano was forced to leave the Mariners game Sunday against the Tigers with a fractured bone in his right hand.
The Tigers banged out ten hits and walked three times with Pete Kozma going 2-3 with a homer and two runs while JaCoby Jones and Niko Goodrum each had two hits and a run.
In the first game, the Tigers scored three runs in the sixth inning to take a 4-1 lead, with the big blow being a 2-run home run by Jose Iglesias.
Cano, 35, is batting.287 with four home runs and 23 RBIs this season, his fifth with the Mariners. Gardenhire was dismissed in the bottom of the fifth inning by plate umpire Carlos Torres. Detroit also recalled left-hander Ryan Carpenter from Toledo to be the 26th man for the second game of the doubleheader.
"It needed to be challenged after the fact when I saw it", said Acta, who was filling in for Scott Servais as Seattle's manager. We lose as a team.
Cano went more than 10 years between stints on the disabled list when the Mariners placed him on the 10-day DL because of a strained right quad muscle last May. With Acta managing, Ichiro Suzuki served as Seattle's bench coach for the two games. Blaine Hardy (0-0) starts for the Tigers.