GARDENHIRE TOSSED IN OPENER
Ron Gardenhire didn’t make it to the final out in his first game as manager of the Detroit Tigers.
Gardenhire was ejected Friday at Detroit’s Comerica Park after a replay review overturned what would have been the winning run in the 10th inning.
Nicholas Castellanos was initially called safe at home on a single by JaCoby Jones and the Tigers spilled onto the field to celebrate. The play was reviewed, however, with the Detroit players still on the field. After Castellanos was called out to end the inning, Gardenhire argued until he was tossed for the 74th time in his career.
The Pirates later scored three runs in the top of the 13th inning on a homer by Gregory Polanco to take a 13-10 victory.
Gardenhire, who managed the Minnesota Twins through 2014, was hired by Detroit to replace Brad Ausmus.