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Brandon Lyon blew a three-run lead for Edwin Jackson in his first relief appearance for the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night in Toronto. In the next inning, he absorbed the loss. But Sunday, in his second game out of the bullpen, Lyon likely saved Jackson from taking the loss against the Texas Rangers. Lyon had 1-2-3 innings in the seventh and the eighth innings. "He came out with a chance to redeem himself and did," said Jackson, who allowed four runs in six innings.

CENTER FIELDER Curtis Granderson has three highlight-reel catches in the first week of the season and made an adjustment at Comerica Park that could allow him a chance at making a few more here in the next three days against the Chicago White Sox. "It's so difficult to see the ball here because of the glare," Granderson said. "So, on opening day, I started wearing these Nike sunglasses instead of flip-ups. I've always felt uncomfortable wearing glasses, but I decided to try it and it's helped a little."

JOEL ZUMAYA began his rehabilitation assignment Saturday night with the Lakeland Tigers , allowing one earned run in one inning against the Tampa Yankees. He gave up one hit, walked two and struck out one in his first appearance in a game since March 2. "He was feeling sick, and threw 94 to 97 (mph) and 33 pitches," manager Jim Leyland said. "But I'll be the happiest guy in Detroit if I hear he's healthy."

LEYLAND STILL isn't ready to anoint Fernando Rodney as the closer after he converted his first two save opportunities this weekend and has pitched three perfect innings.

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