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Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire left their game at Comerica Park early on Tuesday night after suffering an allergic reaction in the dugout.
Gardenhire left their 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels in the third inning after breaking out in hives. It’s not clear what caused the allergic reaction, though it was likely something he ate or drank just before the game.
“It never got to trouble breathing, but he started to break out in hives and his face was swelling a little bit,” Tigers bench coach Steve Liddle said, via MLive. “So we just thought we need to get him upstairs and get him some medical attention. Our team doctor wouldn’t let him come back downstairs.
“But he’s doing fine now and he’ll be able to tell you about it tomorrow."
Little, who took over for the 61-year-old in his absence, said that Gardenhire should be back for their game against the Angels on Wednesday night.
While it’s all but certain that the incident was caused by something he ate or drank, Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris had to be sure.
Norris started on Tuesday night, and gave up three runs and five hits in five innings before he was pulled from the game. Norris saw Gardenhire in the clubhouse after he was done, and decided to double check.
Daniel Norris joked to Gardenhire after his outing “Did watching me pitch give you hives?” At First he said no (through a swollen lip) then later told Norris “Maybe you did.”
— Jennifer Hammond (@HammerFox2) May 8, 2019
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