Jake Fox & home run calls
Jake Fox is making a case to stay when Aramis Ramirez returns. Fox hit his first Major League home run in the first inning Thursday, a three-run shot. The Cubs also got a break in the first when Miguel Cabrera’s fly ball to right hit the top of the wall, and should’ve been ruled a home run. The Tigers didn’t challenge second base umpire Tim McClelland’s call, although it appeared that players watching in the clubhouse saw the replay and then told manager Jim Leyland. It was too late. That’s a break for the Cubs.
— Carrie Muskat