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Altavilla activated from DL to be 26th man

Reliever tosses perfect 9th in doubleheader win against Tigers
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DETROIT -- Mariners reliever Dan Altavilla was activated off the 10-day disabled list Saturday to take a spot as the 26th player on the roster for the second game of a doubleheader against the Tigers.

Altavilla pitched a perfect ninth with a strikeout to wrap up a 9-5 win in Game 2.

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DETROIT -- Mariners reliever Dan Altavilla was activated off the 10-day disabled list Saturday to take a spot as the 26th player on the roster for the second game of a doubleheader against the Tigers.

Altavilla pitched a perfect ninth with a strikeout to wrap up a 9-5 win in Game 2.

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"He looked pretty good for a guy who was supposed to be pitching in Double-A today," said Manny Acta, acting manager while Seattle skipper Scott Servais attends his daughter's graduation.

Teams are allowed an extra man when playing twice in one day and Altavilla was deemed ready to return after throwing a 1-2-3 inning with two strikeouts in a Minor League rehab outing Thursday for Double-A Arkansas.

The hard-throwing right-hander has been sidelined since May 1 with inflammation in his right shoulder. He was 2-2 with a 4.38 ERA in 12 1/3 innings over 13 appearances before going on the DL.

Following the game, the Mariners optioned right-hander Casey Lawrence to Triple-A Tacoma, meaning Altavilla remains on the 25-man active roster.

Lawrence, 30, was recalled on May 1. He appeared in two games, allowing four earned runs in 3 2/3 innings. Overall, he has a 10.13 ERA in eight innings with Seattle this season.

Greg Johns has covered the Mariners since 1997, and for MLB.com since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB.

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