Published: Mon, May 08, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Tigers Send Hot-Hitting Hicks To Triple-A To Make Room For Miggy

Tigers Send Hot-Hitting Hicks To Triple-A To Make Room For Miggy

The Tigers activated first baseman Miguel Cabrera from the 10-day disabled list Tuesday, the team announced.

Strong starting pitching allowed the Cleveland Indians to dominate the Detroit Tigers last season.

Miller struck out four in two scoreless innings, and the Indians held off the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Wednesday night.

Fulmer (2-1, 3.19 ERA) has not allowed more than three runs in any of his five starts this season but he's gotten into some trouble in the early going. He is 3-2 with a 5.06 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP in six starts. Cabrera said his groin tightened in the same spot that caused him to go on the 10-day disabled list with a right groin strain.

Kluber is off to the worst start of his career since being a full-time starter.

The 85-mph slider capped a seven-pitch battle, which sent the game to the ninth inning with the Tribe in front.

Twins 9, A's 1 • Ervin Santana struck out seven in six shutout innings and Brian Dozier hit two of Minnesota's six home runs in a win over visiting Oakland.

Francona called for left-hander Andrew Miller and closer Cody Allen to work the final three innings. The 33-year-old is 24-6 since Texas got him from Philadelphia at the trade deadline in 2015, and was the MVP of the 2008 World Series for the Phillies. Detroit was limited to six hits and three free passes with Victor Martinez and Jim Adduci driving in runs while Nicholas Castellanos and Tyler Collins scoring. On top of that, with Ian Kinsler experiencing hamstring tightness on Wednesday night and J.D. Romine hit an RBI double to score Avila in the second inning.

Overall, the Detroit Tigers rank fifth in wRC+, seventh in both ISO and slugging percentage, as well as eighth in wOBA. "With that being said, I need to do a better job getting guys out the first time". He has yet to get past 6.1 innings this season and he has given up 14 earned runs in 29 innings.

"When we go into it, we don't ever really think "two" - just set it up where if he has a quick inning, it's open for that", Francona said.

"It was not what I envisioned when I threw it", Miller said.

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