Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera pulled off the hidden ball trick during Monday afternoon’s Grapefruit League game against the Twins. Ehire Adrianza reached on a single against starter Tyson Ross. While Michael Reed was batting, Ross threw a pickoff throw to Cabrera at first base. Adrianza dove back and was very obviously safe, but he kept his line of sight away from Cabrera and Ross for some reason. Cabrera applied the obligatory tag, then faked a return throw to Ross. Adrianza unwittingly took his hand off of the bag to stand back up, so Cabrera quickly tagged Adrianza again to get the out.
The Tigers hung a three-spot in the fifth inning and went on to beat the Twins 3-0.
Nationals manager Dave Martinez left the team in the sixth inning of Sunday’s 7-0 win over the Braves to go to the hospital as a precautionary measure, Todd Dybas of NBC Sports Washington reported. Bench coach Chip Hale took over as manager for the remainder of the game.
Per Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post, GM Mike Rizzo said Martinez felt chest pains and underwent a cardiac catheterization today. The procedure assesses the heart’s condition. The team doesn’t know yet when Martinez will return.
With Hale continuing to fill in as manager, Tim Bogar will act as the bench coach in place of Hale and Joe Dillon will coach first base in place of Bogar.
The Nationals enter play Monday leading the first NL Wild Card by 1.5 games over the Cubs. The Nationals open up a six-game road trip with three games against the Cardinals starting Monday night. Stephen Strasburg will oppose Dakota Hudson.