DETROIT -- Matt Tuiasosopo said it best when asked about the possibility that the Tigers might have to play without Miguel Cabrera for an extended period.
"That would suck," Tuiasosopo said. "I hope that doesn't happen. I don't even want to think about that."
You can bet manager Jim Leyland is thinking about that right now.
Despite the Tigers' 7-2, rain-shortened victory over the Cleveland Indians Friday night at Comerica Park, there was a pall cast over the game when Cabrera left after just two innings.
Leyland said he was suspicious as soon as he saw Cabrera take batting practice before the game.
"He wasnt swinging normal," Leyland said. "I could tell that he was not really turning it loose. I said something to Mac (hitting coach Lloyd McClendon) about it, and I thought he was OK. I could tell, when I talked to Miggy today, when he came in, he was in pretty good spirits, and I know he wanted to play, but I was a little suspicious in talking to him.
"When I saw the first at-...