Boyd did not record a start against the Mariners in 2017.
The biggest escape came after he left in the fifth. Paxton has been very strong on the mound and the Tigers are turning to a reliever who hasn't pitched more than two innings in any appearance.
Jean Segura's eighth-inning single had tied the game, 4-4.
Tigers: Castellanos missed the game with an injured finger on his left hand after he was hit by a pitch Saturday night, and Candelario was out with a sore wrist.
James Paxton, who struck out 16 hitters against Oakland and threw a no-hitter against Toronto in his two previous starts, allowed six hits and three runs while striking out four and walking none in six innings.
Goodrum had a game-high three hits on the day. He hit a three-run home run Saturday in the second game of the doubleheader against the Tigers. Mike Zunino followed with a single, putting men on first and third, and another walk loaded the bases. Detroit's Jose Iglesias hit a two-run shot in the first game.
Major League Baseball action on Sunday afternoon and the American League West will square off with the American League Central as the Seattle Mariners grapple with the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan in the final game of a three-game series.
Andrew Romine was the pinch runner for Cano and stayed in at second base in his place.
The Tigers have won just two of their last six games after splitting the two games on Saturday.
Farmer hasn't allowed an earned run since April 29. Hernandez allowed five runs and eight hits, but acting manager Manny Acta let him finish the fifth, putting the right-hander in line for the win.
In the other dugout, Seattle's pitchers have allowed 4.6 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.87 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 8.82 K/9.