May 30, 2014 at 11:06 pm

Friday's Tigers-Mariners live tweets: Joba Chamberlain holds Mariners in 9th for win

Tigers at Mariners

When: 10:10 p.m. Friday

Where: Safeco Field, Seattle

TV/radio: FSD/97.1

Follow the action with live tweets from our Tigers team:

Here’s what you need to know:

■ The Tigers, who beat the Oakland Athletics, 5-4, Thursday to split a four-game series, are trying to win back-to-back games for the first time since May 17-18 in Boston.

■ Justin Verlander, Friday’s Tigers starter, is 4-5 with a 4.23 earned-run average in nine previous starts against the Mariners.

■ Miguel Cabrera has 31 runs batted in this month, second best in the American League and tied for ninth-most in Tigers history for May.

■ The Tigers’ Ian Kinsler is batting .400 lifetime (8-for-20) against Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma, including three home runs and three RBIs.

■ Despite going 2-5 in their past seven road games, the Tigers still have the second-best best road win percentage (.640, 16-9) in the American League.

Tigers lineup

1. Ian Kinsler, 2B

2. Torii Hunter, RF

3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B

4. Victor Martinez, DH

5. Austin Jackson, CF

6. Alex Avila, C

7. Nick Castellanos, 3B

8. Andrew Romine, SS

9. Rajai Davis, LF

SP: Justin Verlander (5-4, 4.04)

Mariners lineup:

1. James Jones, CF

2. Michael Saunders, RF

3. Kyle Seager, 3B

4. Justin Smoak, 1B

5. Stefen Romero, DH

6. Dustin Ackley, LF

7. Mike Zunino, C

8. Brad Miller, SS

9. Nick Franklin, 2B

SP: Hisashi Iwakuma (3-1, 2.39)

Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander is 4-5 in his career against the Mariners. / Elaine Thompson / Associated Press