Originally posted on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 7/5/12
DETROIT It's not every day that there are three plays at the plate and the worse collision occurs when the catcher gets run over by his own teammate. That's what happened to Tigers catcher Gerald Laird in the fourth inning of Thursday's game against the Minnesota Twins. With runners at first and second and nobody out, Jamey Carroll hit a pop-up near the third-base line. Laird went for it, pitcher Rick Porcello went for it and first baseman Prince Fielder went for it all at the same time. "It was up in the air, Prince was calling it and I felt like I was right underneath it and just for whatever reason, didn't peel off in time to get out of there," Porcello said. "It got knocked out of my hand or I didn't grasp it." The result was a collision in which Fielder ran over Laird and the ball ended up on the ground after popping out of Porcello's glove. Porcello received an error on the play. "You tell your players to be aggressive, and every one of them was aggressive," manager Jim...
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Report: Prospective St. Louis NFL stadium gets $158 million naming rights deal

Former Gators legend Neal Walk dies at 67

WATCH: Astros give Buster Olney champagne shower

Hope Solo accused of slamming nephew’s head into cement

Astros pitch their way to 3-0 win over Yankees in Wild Card game

Report: Patriots work out RB Boom Herron


Karlos Williams suffered concussion in Week 4

Houston taped SMU jerseys to ground as motivational tactic

Lionel Messi cleared of tax fraud charges

Clemson WR Mike Williams 'likely' out for rest of season

Week 5 NFL game watchability rankings

Gregg Popovich makes LaMarcus Aldridge sit out practice

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

10 matchups to watch during NFL Week 5

Top 10 storylines for Week 6 of the college football season

Astros pitch their way to 3-0 win in WC game

Arrieta-Cole, objectively one of best playoff matchups ever

The controversy and numbers behind the 'CONCACAF Cup'

Why the Thunder starters need to stay healthy

Roddy White: I want to catch passes

Five questions about the 2015 AL Wild Card game

Bowling Green State coach saves motorist from serious injury

Bills defenders: Odell Beckham Jr. is a prima donna

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker