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Berry Blossoms In Majors

It is reaching the point where Quintin Berry is becoming part of the main show, not a side show.

If the Tigers send him back to the minors, Jim Leyland and Dave Dombrowski are going to have to go with him or people will run them both out of town.

Berry, 27, got his first opportunity because the Tigers needed a scooter who could play center field with some polish and fill in for Austin Jackson, out with a bad stomach muscle, as a leadoff hitter.

Jackson returned, but Andy Dirks’ sore right Achilles tendon gave Berry an opportunity to squeeze into left and right field on occasion, although he’s far from a classic corner outfielder.

“The fact they keep allowing me to have an opportunity to be in critical situations is huge,” Berry said after bouncing a single up the middle in the 10th inning Thursday to give Detroit a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. “I’m glad things are rolling.”

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