Tampa Bay Rays closer role: Brad Boxberger or Alex Colome?

The game was tied at 1 when Fulmer came off the mound after the top of the seventh, but the Tigers scored four runs in the bottom of the inning to make him the pitcher of record. The game starts at 4:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, May. Smyly gave up four runs and seven hits with two home runs in five innings of a 5-4 loss in Detroit on September 7, though he escaped without a decision.

Entering the 2016 season, the Tigers wanted Fulmer to spend time in the minors for additional seasoning, but he hasn't exactly looked intimidated or outclassed in his - albeit limited - experience facing big-league hitters.

In the loss they lost their heart and hustle when Kevin Kiermaier was forced to leave the game after fracturing two bones in his left hand attempting a diving catch on a James McCann fly ball in the fifth inning. In that period, he's spent plenty of time on the disabled list, made his return to Detroit, and put together some altogether strong numbers.

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Andriese throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Friday, May 20, 2016, in Detroit. He threw three scoreless innings, allowing two hits with a walk and five strikeouts.

The hand that brought a gold glove and a platinum glove to Kevin Kiermaier will spend the next few weeks in a cast.

It was his 500th extra-base hit of his career.

The Rays came back on a two-run triple and a a strikeout by Evan Longoria where the ball bounded away from the plate.

After scoring 38 runs and homering 10 times in winning the first four of this road trip, Tampa Bay (20-20) was held to six hits and struck out 15 times Saturday.

"Drew Smyly was outstanding, their guy was outstanding", Cash said. I don't know if I've ever walked four people in a game in my whole career.

Rays: RP Brad Boxberger (adductor surgery) was slated to make a rehab appearance Saturday night for Triple-A Durham, at home against Rochester. Zimmermann is 6-2 with a 2.45 ERA, but everyone else who's started for them has struggled.

Tigers: RHP Shane Greene (right middle finger blister) began a rehab assignment with Class A West Michigan on Friday night.


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