AJ Hinch did not come home seeking sympathy. His Detroit Tigers played a straight doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday afternoon, flew through the night and landed in Houston around midnight Thursday morning. The team is watched in a stretch of 17 games in 15 days. Prized pitching prospects Casey Mize and Matt Manning are injured. So is touted outfielder Riley Greene.
“That’s the big leagues,” Hinch said with a grin.