The Cleveland Guardians are holding their collective breath as the Detroit Tigers come to town for a three-game series that starts Friday.
All-Star third baseman Jose Ramirez could be forced to the sideline after fouling a pitch off his right shin in Thursday's game. He stayed in the game and drove in his 34th RBI of the season (second-most in the American League) later in the at-bat with a single to right. Ramirez was replaced by Ernie Clement after he limped to first base.
"He's pretty sore," Cleveland manager Terry Francona said. "It hit above the pad (on his leg), just below his knee. He'll get some X-rays."