Seattle claws back from 3-0 deficit, but the Mariners go 0 for 14 with runners in scoring position, dooming them to 5-4 loss to Detroit.

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For eight innings, the Mariners failed with runners in scoring position. In 13 at-bats with a runner on either second or third or both, they’d come away with nothing — not a blooper, a bleeder, a flare or a line drive for a hit of any kind.

With pinch-runner Chris Taylor standing on second base representing the tying run, Seattle made it 14 at-bats without a hit.

[108-year-old Mariners fan, Evelyn Jones, to throw out first pitch Saturday]

After making a minor mess with two-out walks to Nelson Cruz and Franklin Gutierrez, Tigers’ closer Joakim Soria struck out Mark Trumbo to end Seattle’s hopes.

The Mariners’ 5-4 loss to the Tigers on a gorgeous Wednesday afternoon at Safeco Field was yet another disappointing reminder of the unpredictable nature of their offense.

Besides going 0 for 14 with runners in scoring position, the Mariners (39-36) left 11 runners on base.

Seattle starter J.A. Happ never looked comfortable, pitching into the fifth inning but never recording an out after walking the first two batters. Reliever Mark Lowe cleaned up the mess, striking out Castellanos and getting James McCann to ground into an inning-ending double play.

Happ was credited with four innings pitched, giving up four runs on four hits with three walks and three strikeouts.

He didn’t get much help from his teammates, specifically catcher Jesus Sucre, in the second inning. Happ gave up a leadoff single to J.D. Martinez to start the second, and then a passed ball from Sucre moved him into scoring position. Castellanos singled to left field to easily score Martinez from second. For some reason, Sucre didn’t have Kyle Seager cut off the weak throw and keep the runner at first. Instead, Castellanos moved to second base on the play, taking any hope of a double play away. It didn’t matter, though, when Jefry Marte doubled to right field to score Castellanos. With two outs, Happ gave up a double to Jose Iglesias to make it 3-0.

The Mariners chipped away at the lead, picking up a run in the bottom of the second. Trumbo led off with a double and later scored on an error on Sucre’s two-out ground ball.

Seattle trimmed it 3-2 in the third inning on a ground ball RBI that scored Seager.

The Tigers continued their assault on the outfield seats at Safeco in the fourth inning. Marte hit his first big-league homer, crushing a solo shot to left-center off of Happ.

Down 4-2, Seattle answered with one swing of the bat in the bottom of the fourth inning. With Trumbo on first, Dustin Ackley tied the score at 4-4, belting a two-run homer over the wall in right field. It was his sixth homer of the season.

Detroit broke the 4-4 tie in the seventh inning against reliever Mayckol Guaipe. Yoenis Cespedes looped a one-out, broken-bat single into left-center and later came around to score on Castellanos’ sac fly to center field.