Published: Tue, April 25, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Detroit Tigers Stumble Into New and Exciting Way to Lose a Game

Detroit Tigers Stumble Into New and Exciting Way to Lose a Game

One out later, the closer got Logan Morrison to ground to second base and Iglesias couldn't complete the double play, as he stumbled making the turn. "I couldn't get out of the way at all".

Jose Iglesias said he still has light headaches "but it's getting better". "But he did everything right", Iglesias said. "It was just falling at the wrong place". They'll be a man down on the bench with the extra reliever, but the flexibility of Andrew Romine gives them options around the diamond, and both he and Dixon Machado can handle shortstop defensively.

Following the game, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus admitted that one of the 12,000 or so fans at Tropicana Field was making life hard on the visiting team. Only Alex Wilson and Justin Wilson, who are now slotted in as the seventh- and eight-inning relievers, respectively, have given Brad Ausmus steady production.

This game always shows you something new.#RaysWin!

Jimenez is being called up to take Iglesias' roster spot after the Tigers demoted him to Triple-A moments after his Major League Baseball debut. Andriese also walked three and struck out five over six innings of work.

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Detroit Tigers Stumble Into New and Exciting Way to Lose a Game

Ramirez bounced back nicely after one bad pitch in the first, and was pleased he was able to help the team with five solid innings to ease the burden on the rest of the bullpen.

"When I got sent down they were on the road", Hardy said. I understand the process, but it doesn't change anything. He battled, but the pitch count just got too high too soon for him to continue going out.

He'd thrown 50 pitches in a long relief role before that. His trip to the 7-day disabled list allows the Tigers to bring Jimenez back early. "It was bad. It cost us pitches, it cost us runs and it cost us games". Love the way the guys came back and found a way to win the game at the end. He still might have more value as a starter to another team in a trade. Brad Ausmus said Upton could potentially return to the lineup on Friday at Minnesota. He threw one inning in an extended spring training game in Lakeland, Fla. His fastball was clocked between 92-95 miles per hour and he threw a couple of curveballs for strikes.

"There's a protocol he has go to through", Ausmus said. "He's still learning. There are a lot of boxes still to check off". "Call me Daniel Norris if you want".

LHP Adalberto Mejia (0-1, 4.05), Twins: This will be his third start of the season and first not against the White Sox.

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