Former Erie SeaWolves pitcher Duane Below will get his second chance at a spot start tonight against Minnesota. Below is being called upon after Max Scherzer felt tightness in his hamstring. Below was scheduled to start April 30 against Kansas City but the game was rained out. He is 2-1 with a 2.70 ERA out of the bullpen this season.
The Tigers also made two roster moves to bolster their bullpen temporarily. Detroit sent reliever Luis Marte and second baseman Danny Worth down to Class AAA Toledo and called up relievers Luis Ortega and Darin Downs. Ortega was 3-5 with a 4.23 ERA for the Mud Hens, while Downs was 0-2 with a 2.22 ERA.
– Tom Reisenweber