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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Suarez leaves game early with back stiffness

DETROIT — Eugenio Suarez was going to make some rookie mistakes — that was to be expected.

He hadn’t looked overwhelmed at any point in time, though.

Tuesday might have been his worst game, defensively, since joining the Tigers, as me made two misplays in the first four innings, before Andrew Romine pinch hit for him in the fourth.

Maybe it wasn’t so bad that the 22-year-old rookie left the game with lower back tightness, and is day to day.

Suarez misplayed an Adam Eaton grounder, his throwing error allowing Eaton to take second base in the third. He made a diving stop on Dayan Viciedo’s grounder, then rushed a throw to second, trying to start a double play, but threw wide of second baseman Ian Kinsler.


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