DETROIT Brandon Inge made a quiet return to Detroit, just the way he wanted it.
Most of the Detroit media contingent made their way to the Oakland clubhouse before the game in hopes of catching up with the former longtime Tiger, but Inge was nowhere to be found.
The first glimpse people saw of him was when he appeared in the A's dugout, exchanging a wave or two with his former teammates during Tuesday night's game.
Inge said because the A's are still playing for something and this is a big series for them, he didn't want to overshadow that on the first day of the three-game set so he came in quietly before the game started.
After the game, Inge admitted it was strange going to the other clubhouse for the first time at Comerica Park.
"I wanted to make a left turn instead of a right turn," Inge said. "It was weird coming in this way as opposed to going over to the other side. But I had to see for myself (visiting clubhouse manager) John Nelson's legendary visiting clubhouse sid...