"[The fever] broke last night," Yost said. "He felt better today, wanted to give it a try. After he gave up the home run, it was hot [and] he was overheated."
Herrera had induced a groundout from the first batter he faced, Nicholas Castellanos, but after walking Victor Martinez, he surrendered a home run to Mikie Mahtook to put the Tigers in front, 3-2. The home run was the eighth hit off Herrera this season. He threw one pitch, a ball, to the next batter, Alex Presley, before a trainer rushed to the mound. Yost followed and soon called in Kevin McCarthy to finish the inning.
"Throat is still sore," Yost said of Herrera. "But he'll be OK."