DETROIT By the end of the night Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila who was originally in the Game 4 lineup but was scratched due to an lingering forearm injury had company in the trainer's room.
In the ninth inning, second baseman Omar Infante was hit on his left hand by Giants reliever Santiago Casilla.
Infante immediately headed toward the dugout, clutching his hand in obvious pain.
"It's the third time it's happened to me," Infante said. "They throw hard, 95. Different spot. It's broken a little bit. Maybe tomorrow see a hand specialist and he make a decision what happens."
X-rays revealed a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal. The injury won't require surgery and Infante said he was told he would likely be in a cast for a month.
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