Miguel Cabrera leaves with apparent injury in sixth inning
DETROIT — "Full speed" for Miguel Cabrera is always a relative term.
Still the Detroit Tigers' slugger did not appear to be running at full speed on a fourth-inning double and, after a two-out single in the sixth, came out of the game.
Head trainer Kevin Rand checked on Cabrera at first base, then the two went back to the dugout. Don Kelly came in as the pinch runner.
The official diagnosis is left hamstring tightness. He is day-to-day.
Cabrera had offseason surgery to repair core muscle damage that slowed him for much of the second half of last season.
Cabrera has not missed a start this season, but has left three games early. All were either for precautionary reasons, or in a blowout loss. The last time Cabrera left a game early was in the 12-4 loss to the Rangers on May 25, again with hamstring cramp.