Paxton to start vs. Verlander Tuesday

DETROIT (AP) — The Seattle Mariners will start left-hander James Paxton as their four game series continues in Detroit.

Paxton is 1-2 and comes into the game with a 2.86 ERA.

The Tigers will counter with right-hander Justin Verlander, with Verlander going for a win in a fourth straight outing.



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Walker getting MRI on right foot

DETROIT (AP) — Seattle Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker has left the team for now as he looks into a possible foot issue.

The Mariners say Walker is getting an MRI on his right foot after it bothered him during a five-inning, 88-pitch start on Sunday. Walker didn't give up a run in the contest but the Mariners wound up losing the game to Boston, 2-1.

Walker is scheduled to start Friday at home against St. Louis, but that outing might be in jeopardy.