Miguel Cabrera leaves game with bicep tightness

Miguel Cabrera leaves game with bicep tightness

Miguel Cabrera leaves game with bicep tightness

ESPN.com's Katie Strang confirmed Cabrera was injured during Monday night's game. Daniel Norris yielded two runs, just one earned, in five-and-a-third frames as he fell to 1-and-1.

Norris paid for a shaky first inning, and first baseman Miguel Cabrera paid even more. The Tigers have a 13-20 record when opponents give up one walk or less. Alex Gordon scored on the play. J.D. Martinez (.305, 45 Rs, 16 HRs, 45 RBIs, 1 SB) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run, one home run, and one RBI.

The 30-year-old slugger suffered the injury in the fourth inning when Kansas City Royals rookie third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert ran into him at first base.

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Ian Kennedy pitched 6 2/3 strong innings to collect his first victory since June 26 and the suddenly resurgent Kansas City Royals edged the Detroit Tigers 3-1 on Monday at Comerica Park.Kennedy (7-9) snapped a streak of eight consecutive starts without a victory, though he was unlucky in his last three outings.

The Tigers, already short-handed after Cabrera's injury, lost Collins in the bottom of the eighth when he was ejected by plate umpire Dan Iassogna for arguing a called third strike.

The second-place Tigers need Cabrera to return quickly. Three relievers finished, with Kelvin Herrera pitching the ninth for his fifth save. In simulations we tracked the batter for each team that was most productive based his average hits, walks and RBI per simulation. The Tigers were given a big second chance to tie the game in the eighth, when Mondesi made a bone-headed error allowing Jarrod Saltalamacchia to reach. He went 0-1 with a walk and a fly out to center field. Cain, who also walked twice, Eric Hosmer and Raul Mondesi all drove in a run.

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