Just one inning into Tuesday night’s game against the Seattle Mariners, it looked like the same old story for the Detroit Tigers’ Shane Greene.
Playing on an expiring deal, Price said talks about a contract extension with the Tigers have never been off the table, but there are no ongoing negotiations that he knows about.
Kinsler, who came in with three homers this season, hit one off Seattle starter J.A. Happ in the first, and then drove a fastball from Mark Lowe over the Tigers’ bullpen with two out in the eighth.
Nearing the end of their contracts, there has been debate over what the Tigers could get in return for Price and Cespedes in trades this late in the season.
Ian Kinsler cleanly singled to right-center field to open the bottom of the first. Victor Martinez walked later that inning, but Detroit didn’t manage a single baserunner after that.
In 17 starts this season, Kazmir has a 3.16 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 96 strikeouts and 34 walks.
Hunter has proven he can still play in his old age also — the former Detroit Tiger is batting .259 with 14 home runs and 49 RBIs for the second-place Twins this season.
Victor Martinez and Jose Iglesias also went deep for Detroit, and Anibal Sanchez worked in and out of trouble for six innings.
Machado was selected an International League All-Star, and he’s hit .272 in 81 games for the Mud Hens this year.
The press came to see Iglesias Sr., but were more captivated with Iglesias Jr.