"When the sinker is up, anyone can hit it," Masterson said. "It doesn't matter what the numbers are."
NOTES: Kipnis also has reached base safely in 36 games in a row. ... Following the game, the Tigers activated RHP Anibal Sanchez (strained shoulder) to start Saturday. He'll face Indians RHP Carlos Carrasco, who was recalled from Triple-A Columbus. To make room for Sanchez, the Tigers optioned LHP Jose Alvarez to Triple-A Toledo. The Indians sent down RHP Joe Martinez. ... Indians RHP Zach McAllister threw a 60-pitch bullpen session, an important step in his recovery from a sprained right middle finger. "This was a big one for me," said McAllister, who plans to throw breaking balls off flat ground Saturday and pitch three innings to minor leaguers Monday. ... Santiago was 0 for 13 with runners in scoring position before his second-inning single.