Castro Homers 9th, Tigers Top Race 3-2 straight to 4th

Castro Homers 9th, Tigers Top Race 3-2 straight to 4th

scheduled tribe. Petersburg, Fla. ( Associated Press) – Harold Castro hit his first home run of the year with two outs in the ninth inning, a tiebreaking shot that sent the Detroit Tigers 3-2 to the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night for their season-best fourth straight Victory.

Castro added Andrew Kittredge (3-1) for his first long ball since going deep in consecutive games against Oakland in early September last year. He had three home runs in 2021.

Michael Fulmer (2-2) won in relief and Gregory Soto finished ninth for his sixth defense in seven tries.

Jonathan Shoop hit a two-run homer that put Tigers rookie Alex Fedo in position to win his first major league, but Brett Phillips helped Ray end the 2–0 deficit with a home run in the sixth and Fulmer. Leadoff double against. Eighth.

Phillips scored on Vander Franco’s sacrificial fly to tie it.

Fedo, a 2017 first-round draft substitute who did not pitch in 2020 or 2021 due to the pandemic and Tommy John surgery, made 5 2/3 innings in his third career start. He conceded four runs conceding one run and four hits.

Shoup hit his third homer off Rays starter Corey Kluber, giving Detroit a 2–0 lead after Miguel Cabrera’s leadoff single in the fourth.

Phillips had three of Tampa Bay’s six hits, including his third home run of the season.

Kluber conceded two runs and four hits in six innings. He scored eight runs including five in a row.

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Tigers: OFF Austin Meadows (vertigo) and OFF Victor Reyes (left quad strain) were placed on a 10-day injured list. Of Dazs Cameron was recalled from Triple-A Toledo and will remain in the lineup on Tuesday. … RHP Michael Pineda (fractured right middle finger) went to a doctor for treatment. … RHP Matt Manning (shouldered pain) will pitch for Toledo on a rehab assignment on Wednesday.

Rays: 2B Brandon Lowe Went to IL with lower back discomfort. INF Isaac Paredes was recalled from Triple-A Durham.

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RHP Bo Brieske (0-2, 3.86 ERA) makes his fifth start for the Tigers on Tuesday night against LHP Shane McClanahan (2-2, 2.52).

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