The Tigers lost a player, and a manager, during Saturday night’s second game of a doubleheader against the Mariners at Comerica Park.
Nick Castellanos left the ballgame after a single at-bat when he was on the right-hand pinky finger by a pitch from Mariners starter Felix Hernandez. The Tigers announced Castellanos had a contusion and offered no additional information or estimates on days the Tigers right fielder might miss.
Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire was tossed from the game in the fifth when he got into an apparent dugout spat with home-plate umpire Carlos Torres. Torres had a number of strikes-balls judgments in Saturday night’s second game that irked both the Mariners and the Tigers, including Tigers starter Michael Fulmer, who lasted only 4⅓ innings.
The Tigers won Saturday’s first game, 4-3, but trailed the Mariners, 8-5, in the seventh after Fulmer allowed six runs, and reliever Daniel Stumpf was tagged for a pair more.
The Tigers got a two-run homer from John Hicks, while Pete Kozma drove in a pair of runs with a double and a single.