Kansas City, Mo. – Talk about limping to the finish line, mercy.
The Tigers won the baseball game Saturday night, stopping their five-game losing skid with a 4-3 win over the Royals, but in the process lost not one but two Castros early in the game.
They preserved the skinny lead with a make-shift infield that featured catcher Austin Romine at first base and utility man Brandon Dixon at second.
Shortstop Willi Castro strained his right shoulder on a pair of swings-and-misses in the second inning. He finished the at-bat – poking an RBI single up the middle – but was lifted for a pinch-runner.