Tigers’ Cabrera sits out with oblique strain

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera was a late scratch from Detroit’s starting lineup Wednesday night against Baltimore because of a sore left side.

The Tigers announced their slugger’s absence about a half-hour before the scheduled first pitch against the Orioles. A team spokesman said Cabrera was expected to have further testing.

After the game, manager Brad Ausmus said Cabrera was diagnosed with a Grade 1 oblique strain and is expected to miss two to three days.

Cabrera is hitting only .248 on the season with four home runs and 15 RBIs.