Tigers lose Miguel Cabr­era for sea­son


The Detroit Tigers lost much more than a game on Tues­day night.

Miguel Cabr­era rup­tured his left bi­ceps ten­don in the third in­ning of a 6-4 loss to the Min­nesota Twins and will have sea­son-end­ing surgery later this week.

Man­ager Ron Gar­den­hire said Cabr­era's sta­tus for the 2019 sea­son won't be known un­til af­ter the op­er­a­tion. He still has $154 mil­lion left on a con­tract that runs through 2023.

Cabr­era swung awk­wardly at Jake Odorizzi's slider and im­me­di­ately walked to the dugout with his arm limply at his side.

Ear­lier this sea­son, Cabr­era missed three games with spasms in the same bi­ceps ten­don that rup­tured on Tues­day, then was out for 26 games with a ham­string strain and back tight­ness.

Gar­den­hire didn't think the ear­lier in­juries played a role in what hap­pened on Tues­day.

Sale dom­i­nant be­fore ejec­tion, Red Sox beat Ori­oles

Chris Sale took a two-hit­ter into the sev­enth in­ning be­fore be­ing ejected, and the Bos­ton Red Sox com­pleted a three-game sweep of the skid­ding Ori­oles with a 5-1 vic­tory Wed­nes­day in Bal­ti­more.

Af­ter is­su­ing two walks to open the sev­enth in a 5-0 game, Sale (6-4) was lifted by man­ager Alex Cora .As he was mak­ing his way to the dugout, the left-han­der yelled at home plate um­pire Brian Knight and was promptly ejected.

“There are go­ing to be points in the sea­son, points in the game where stuff hap­pens,” Sale said. “No one’s per­fect. Ob­vi­ously I lost my cool a lit­tle bit.”

Mercer leads Pi­rates past Di­a­mond­backs

For­mer Oklahoma State stand­out Jordy Mercer home­red and had three RBI, Jame­son Tail­lon pitched seven ef­fec­tive in­nings and the Pitts­burgh Pi­rates avoided a sweep with a 5-4 vic­tory over the Ari­zona Di­a­mond­backs on Wed­nes­day in Phoenix.

Pitts­burgh ended Ari­zona's sweep bid with a four-run sec­ond in­ning against Zack Greinke (5-5) and a ster­ling per­for­mance by Tail­lon (4-5).

Ari­zona's ace strug­gled with his com­mand against the Pi­rates, walk­ing four while strik­ing out seven. Greinke walked two in Pitts­burgh's four-run sec­ond in­ning, giv­ing up a two-run dou­ble to Mercer and a run-scor­ing dou­ble to Josh Bell. Mercer hit a solo homer in the fourth to put Pitts­burgh up 5-2.

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