Jeimer Candealrio, Dustin Garneau lead Detroit Tigers to win over Tampa Bay, 4-3, on Saturday
By MARK DIDTLER
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla — Jeimer Candelario and Dustin Garneau homered to lead the Detroit Tigers over the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Saturday.
With the Tigers ahead by a run, Mike Zunino opened the Rays’ ninth by drawing a walk from Michael Fulmer and went to second when Joey Wendle was hit by a pitch. Fulmer got his 10th save in 15 chances by striking out Brett Phillips and getting Yandy Diaz to ground into a game-ending double play.
Jordan Luplow homered for the Rays, who trailed 4-0 in the second. Tampa Bay rallied from a three-run, ninth-inning deficit to beat the Tigers 7-4 in 10 innings on Friday night.
Tigers center fielder Derek Hill left in the fifth with a left knee injury after laying a bunt down the first-base line, making contact with first baseman Ji-Man Choi near the bag and then stepping awkwardly on the back of the base. Hill was first put on a cart and then taken off the field in a wheelchair.
“I think he hyperextended it,” Detroit manager A.J. Hinch said.
Candelario put the Tigers up 3-0 in the first on his 16th homer off Ryan Yarbrough (8-6).
Garneau made it 4-0 with a homer leading off the second.