Nick Castellanos arrived at third base, clapped his hands joyously and bent over to slap the dirt.
Cabrera is currently 52nd on the all-time list for career home runs.
Through the generosity of Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez and his wife, Ana, the Detroit Tigers is proud to launch Sanchez’s Little Smiles.
“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.
Detroit manager Brad Ausmus was ejected from the game with two out in the bottom of the fifth by home plate umpire.
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.
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.