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Krol has good day at ballpark, bad night at home

Chris McCosky
The Detroit News

Clearwater, Fla. – A pretty good afternoon turned into a bad night for Tigers left-hander Ian Krol.

After striking out two in a scoreless inning against the Cardinals Saturday, Krol got back to his apartment in Lakeland and found it broken into. Missing was $6,000 in cash.

"Lesson learned, I guess," said Krol, who left the door unlocked. "It was a mistake on my part but at the same time, what's wrong with people?"

Krol went back to the apartment after the game to get some money to take his parents out to dinner. He thinks the perpetrator had been following him and knew that he left for the ballpark at around the same time every morning.

"Someone must've been watching me, that's the creepy thing," Krol said. "It probably happened right after I left my apartment so someone was waiting."

He filed a police report but doesn't expect it to lead to an arrest or the recovery of his money.

"At least I have everything else," he said. "The cash is all that was missing."

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