How John Hicks helped Tigers thwart some sign espionage by Astros

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How John Hicks helped Tigers thwart some sign espionage by Astros
How John Hicks helped Tigers thwart some sign espionage by Astros

Minneapolis — This is probably a better question for the folks at Statcast, but can a player get credit for a defensive run saved when he's not in the game? John Hicks was on the bench in the seventh inning Thursday night in Houston when the Astros sent nine hitters to the plate and scored three runs. But he may have prevented further damage. As manager Ron Gardenhire told it, Hicks got up on the top step of the dugout and yelled for catcher Jake Rogers to call timeout and have pitcher Nick Ramirez step off the mound. He told them they needed to change their signs. “He was really into the game and that was good to see,” Gardenhire said. Alex Bregman had reached on a fielder's choice and advanced

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