Doug Fister provided the pitching, Miguel Cabrera the power. Thanks in part to those two, the Detroit Tigers are now all alone in first place.

Fister pitched extremely well for seven innings and Miguel Cabrera homered and knocked in four runs Tuesday night as the Tigers earned a 6-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

With the victory, the Tigers took over sole possession of first place in the division for the first time this season. The Tigers and Kansas City Royals had been tied for first for the previous three days before the Royals lost and the Tigers won Tuesday night.

The win over the Mariners was the third consecutive victory for the Tigers.

Fister retired the first 10 batters he faced in the game before Kyle Seager doubled to the wall in center with one out in the fourth. The Mariners scored two runs in the fourth inning, but Fister retired the side in order in the first, second, third, fifth and sixth innings.

Cabrera had an RBI single in the first inning, a two-run home run in the fifth and an RBI single in the seventh.

Except for a blip in the fourth inning, when the Mariners scored two runs, Fister was dominant. The right-hander struggled with his command during spring training but was back to his old self against his former team. He allowed four Mariners to reach base in a stretch of five batters in the fourth inning. Other than that, he allowed just one runner to reach base: Justin Smoak on a one-out single in the seventh.