Alex Avila, Detroit’s regular catcher for the past few seasons, is dealing with a knee problem, and that means McCann will have to play a bigger role than expected at this early stage in his career.
The official MLB online shop briefly sold a plus sized woman’s Astros t-shirt — the Detroit Astros, which was very quickly taken down.
The Tigers had plenty of chances to win. The fact they lost does not come down to Ausmus’s decision to pinch-run for Cabrera.
So far, the season series between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals has lived up to the hype.
Michael Pineda knew right after he threw his first slider he was going to have a great day.
The Minnesota Twins rolled through the first two games of their series against the Indians.
“He’s really good about helping with those nuances and kind of making that learning curve not as big of a learning curve,” McCann said.
Anibal Sanchez allowed six runs and nine hits in six innings, his ERA rising to 5.44 on the young season. He came into the game with a 1.40 ERA in eight career starts against the Royals.
Martinez has been working with Tigers hitting coach Wally Joyner to get himself back to form, and those efforts have made a difference.
Price suffered the injury Friday against the Kansas City Royals, when he stepped on a bat while covering home plate.