Hits starting to fall for more relaxed Infante

Hits starting to fall for more relaxed Infante

DETROIT -- Omar Infante admitted what the stats suggested, that he wasn't all that comfortable when he first rejoined the Tigers two weeks ago. He was coming back to where he started, but coming back with expectations.

"At first, I felt real tight," Infante said after his four-hit performance in Sunday's 10-8 win over the Indians in 10 innings. "Now I feel more comfortable, more relaxed, more confident at the plate."

That shows in Infante's stats, too. After five games with the Tigers again, he was 2-for-17 with no extra-base hits. In his six games last week, he went 9-for-21 with two triples, a double, a home run and six RBIs. Four of those hits, including the home run and double, came on Sunday.

Yet it was one of the two outs Infante made that stuck with him more.

"I felt bad because when [Austin] Jackson made the triple, I had the opportunity for a walk-off [hit] and I don't make contact in that situation," Infante said. "It didn't work out. I had another situation, and in that situation I wanted to make contact. He threw me a slider, and I made contact to center field. That's why I feel good. I made a base hit in that situation to tie the game."