Cabrera is currently 52nd on the all-time list for career home runs.
“Hopefully I can stick this time and show them that I can play,” Collins said before Tuesday’s game, in which he had a hit and a walk.
Pedro Alvarez hit a majestic home run that wound up landing in a boat docked along the Allegheny River beyond the right-field stands at PNC Park.
After talking at length about the decision to place Martinez on the disabled list, Ausmus provided updates on Rondon and Verlander.
Designated hitter Victor Martinez did not want to go on the disabled list. Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus overruled him Monday night.
Martinez had been battling soreness in the knee for some time. He underwent surgery on it before the season after tearing his meniscus.
Making his Major League debut on Monday night, Houston Astros starter Lance McCullers took the mound in black cleats with yellow Batman logos.
I hope the kid didn’t give the ball back!
In 18 games for the Tigers last season, Collins had a batting average of .250 and an on-base percentage of .280.
Carlos Gomez led off the game with a home run and added a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.