The hope was that the Detroit Tigers would take down the Kansas City Royals to win the series 3 games to 1 but that did not happen as the Royals held on for a 5-3 victory at Comerica Park.
But the game was not the only thing the Tigers lost on Thursday night as OF Cameron Maybin injured his leg while legging out a single to lead off the ninth inning.
Following the game, Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire told the media that Maybin will go on the Injured List with a strained right quad and that a player from Toledo will be called up to fill the roster for Friday’s matchup against the Cincinnati Reds.
Ron Gardenhire says Cameron Maybin will go on the IL with a strained right quad.
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A prime candidate to bring up is defensive specialist, Derek Hill, who made a handful of spectacular plays during Summer Camp. If not Hill, look for the Tigers to call up Travis Demeritte.