Matthew Boyd allowed one hit in six outstanding innings, and James McCann homered in the fifth to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday.
Romine, who is batting.545 over five games this season, was subjected to a random drug test after the Tigers 5-3 win over the Twins on Wednesday in which the utility man collected two more hits and slugged the first grand slam of his career.
The Tigers have homered in their first eight games of the season for the first time in franchise history.
This afternoon, the Tigers send Michael Fulmer to the mound, while the Twins counter with Kyle Gibson.
"We had a lot of turbulence on our flight last night; it wasn't like we were going to panic", Molitor said.
Baseball fans reach for a foul ball hit by Minnesota Twins' Jorge Polanco during the third inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Detroit.
INDIANS 2, WHITE SOX 1 10 INNS: Michael Brantley doubled home Francisco Lindor with two outs in the 10th inning as the Cleveland Indians celebrated their 2016 AL championship and then beat the Chicago White Sox 2-1 on Tuesday in their home opener.
OUR PICK: The Twins are a flawless 4-0 in Gibson's last four starts against the American League Central, are 6-1 in his last seven outings when he's coming off of five days of rest, and have won six of his last eight road starts.
With the win, however early in the season it may be, the Tigers pulled into a tie with the Twins atop the American League Central division. Brian Dozier led off the game with a homer for Minnesota.
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Consecutive two-out walks in the ninth put the potential tying run on base, but Eduardo Escobar flied to center to end the game.
On the Castro single, Mikie Mahtook made a fantastic snag to hold Castro to one base.
"It's always tough to swallow when you give up a five-spot", Gibson said. The Tigers stopped short of fumigation, and visiting clubhouse personnel said they couldn't remember such a thorough disinfection being required for many years.
Reporters had to wait a little while for Romine after the game.
Joe Mauer added a two-run single in the third for the Twins, but that was Minnesota's final hit of the game.
Castellanos would have to settle for a double on the play as he just missed the home run.
Tigers: Detroit continues to be without J.D. Martinez (sprained right foot) in RF.