Boxberger has missed the past couple games after his wife had a child Thursday. He's expected to be ready to go Sunday.
Nathan allowed a pair of one-out singles before a groundout advanced both runners and put the potential tying run just 90 feet away. Nathan was able to get the next batter to ground out to first base and give his team a win, increasing the Tigers' lead to two-and-a-half games over the Royals in the AL Central. Nathan owns a 5.01 ERA and 52:28 K:BB ratio in 55 2/3 innings.
Collins worked the final inning of a blowout loss in his return to major-league action Friday, needing just five pitches to complete a 1-2-3 inning and make him the most effective Royals pitcher in the 10-1 defeat. Including his time with the team over the first half of the season, he owns a 3.93 ERA and 10:10 K:BB ratio in 18 1/3 innings.
Bonilla allowed two runs on two hits over five innings. He struck out four and walked four during the outing. Bonilla was strong to start things off, going four scoreless frames to open the game. He gave up his only runs in the fifth inning. After a leadoff double, Bonilla allowed a two-run shot to Brennan Boesch. He was able to get out of the inning, but was pulled prior to the start of the sixth.
With the win, Bonilla improved to 2-0. He’ll take on the Astros if he gets another start.
Doolittle entered with a two-run lead and slammed the door. He tossed a perfect inning during the appearance, facing just three batters. Doolittle did not record any strikeouts.
Mujica entered with a two-run lead, and managed to shut the door. After quickly getting a groundout, Mujica allowed a single against the second batter he faced. That was quickly erased, as he picked up a game-ending double play. It was Mujica's seventh save of the year.
Putnam entered with a one-run lead, and managed to shut the door. He made things interesting, giving up a hit against his first batter, but managed strikeouts against the next two hitters to end the game. It was Putnam's sixth save of the season.
Warren entered with a two-run lead, and managed to shut the door. He did not allow a hit or a walk during the appearce, but did notch three strikeouts. It was Warren's third save of the season.
The news is actually somewhat positive for Perkins. His throwing elbow and UCL have no damage at this time, and he's expected to be ready for Spring Training. Perkins finished the year with a 3.65 ERA over 61 2/3 innings.
Rucinski pitched just one inning in the majors this season. He allowed two runs on four hits. Rucinski posted a 3.15 ERA over 148 2/3 minor-league innings.