Tigers remove Rajai Davis from Game 2 with groin injury

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Rajai Davis was questionable to make the Tigers’ playoff roster because of a groin injury. He ended up starting each of the first two games of the ALDS, but was clearly playing at less than full strength while limping around.

Davis looked particularly rough after lining a ball into the left field corner in the third inning this afternoon and when one of the majors’ fastest players made it only to first base on the hit the Tigers decided they’d seen enough.

Manager Brad Ausmus pulled Davis from the game, replacing him in center field with Ezequiel Carrera.

Detroit could remove Davis from the roster and replace him with another player for the remainder of the ALDS, but that would mean he’d also be ineligible to return until the World Series.

Video reviews overturn 42% rate; Boston most successful

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NEW YORK (AP) Video reviews overturned 42.4% of calls checked during Major League Baseball’s shortened regular season, down slightly from 44% in 2019.

Boston was the most successful team, gaining overturned calls on 10 of 13 challenges for 76.9%. The Chicago White Sox were second, successful on eight of 11 challenges for 72.7%, followed by Kansas City at seven of 10 (70%).

Pittsburgh was the least successful at 2 of 11 (18.2%), and Toronto was 7 of 25 (28%).

Minnesota had the most challenges with 28 and was successful on nine (32.1%). The New York Yankees and Milwaukee tied for the fewest with nine each; the Yankees were successful on five (55.6%) and the Brewers three (33.3%).

MLB said Tuesday there were 468 manager challenges and 58 crew chief reviews among 526 total reviews during 898 games. The average time of a review was 1 minute, 25 seconds, up from 1:16 the previous season, when there 1,186 manager challenges and 170 crew chief reviews among 1,356 reviews during 2,429 games.

This year’s replays had 104 calls confirmed (19.8%), 181 that stood (34.4%) and 223 overturned. An additional 12 calls (2.3%) were for rules checks and six (1.1%) for recording keeping.

In 2019 there were 277 calls confirmed (12.5%), 463 that stood (34.1%) and 597 overturned. An additional nine calls (0.7%) were for rules checks and 10 (0.7%) for record keeping.

Expanded video review started in 2014.