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Detroit’s Fiers leaves start with shin injury

August 1, 2018

Detroit Tigers pitcher Mike Fiers throws against the Cincinnati Reds in the first inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

DETROIT (AP) — Tigers right-hander Mike Fiers has left Detroit’s game against Cincinnati on Wednesday with a left lower shin bruise.

Fiers was hit by a comebacker off the bat of Mason Williams in the top of the second inning. He was able to finish that inning, but Drew VerHagen relieved him to start the third. X-rays were negative.

Fiers is 7-6 with a 3.48 ERA. He’s pitched well enough that he was considered a candidate to be traded at the deadline, but the Tigers didn’t move him.

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