Only two riders made it to base against Turnbull: Jarred Kelenic came out on top in the fourth round, and Jose Marmolejos came out on top of the ninth.
Turnbull had nine strikeouts, relying heavily on his fastball but mixing up a powerful slider to keep Seattle closed. He threw 117 shots, including 77 strikes.
Mitch Haniger was the closest to a hit for the Mariners, soaring against the wall in the middle of the field in the fourth inning. Haniger was also deprived of a hit by a diving save for third baseman Jeimer Candelario from the seventh. The ball was recorded at 108 mph off Haniger’s bat, but Candelario hooked the ball and made a powerful throw to first base.
Turnbull completed the eighth without a hit in Tigers history, and the first since Justin Verlander on May 7, 2011, against Toronto. Tuesday’s game marked the first time Turnbull pitched more than seven innings in 49 career starts.
“It’s just surreal,” Turnbull said. “I have no words at the moment. Probably the best day of my life. “
The Mariners became the fifth team since 1900 not to be hit twice in a month. They were not touched earlier this month by John Means of Baltimore. Cleveland’s Zach Plesac threatened to throw a no-no last week against the Mariners before he was broken in the eighth inning.
There have been 10 games this season in which a pitcher took a pitcher without a hitting at least in the seventh inning, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.