–LF Delmon Young won’t be in Detroit’s starting lineup Friday when he comes off Major League Baseball’s suspended list, according to manager Jim Leyland. “He won’t play Friday,” Leyland said. “He needs to get back into the routine of things, taking batting practice, taking fly balls in the outfield, stuff like that. “Would I put him in a game late? Yes. He hasn’t been out of action very long but let’s let him get acclimated.” Young was suspended a week retroactive to last Friday after being arrested in New York for his part in an early morning incident.
–CF Austin Jackson had four hits for the third time this season, making himself and SS Harvey Kuenn the only Detroit players since at least 1918 to have at least that many hits in the Tigers’ first 23 games of the season. The Tigers are 8-3 when Jackson reaches base at least twice per game via hit or walk. Jackson made another highlight play in the ninth when he leaped and grabbed a ball hit by RF Jeff Francoeur that struck the top of the fence in left center. Jackson snared the ball on the home-run side of the fence and threw it in, with Francoeur being tagged out. But second base umpire Tim McClelland, working his 4,000th game, inadvertently signaled ground-rule double and Francoeur was sent back to second, where he was standing when the game ended.
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