Tigers struggling early to control opponents' running game

Chris McCosky
The Detroit News

Detroit — Tigers pitching coach Chris Fetter was in the middle of the infield Wednesday, about three hours before game time, having an animated, mostly one-sided conversation with his pitching staff.

The topic, controlling the run game.

The Yankees stole four bases against the Tigers Tuesday night, two of them without a throw, two of them led to runs. Coming into the game Wednesday, opponents are nine for nine in stolen base attempts, seven for seven against catcher Tucker Barnhart.