Alburquerque hitting his spots with Toledo

Alburquerque hitting his spots with Toledo

DETROIT -- Right-hander Al Alburquerque continued his rehab assignment for Triple-A Toledo on Monday night, allowing a run on two hits with three strikeouts -- all swinging -- and a hit batsman over 1 1/3 innings at Louisville.

It was the second rehab appearance with the Mud Hens for Alburquerque, who struck out the only batter he faced on Saturday night against Rochester.

Alburquerque stretched his arm out to 29 pitches in Monday's outing. Just as importantly, he threw 22 of those pitches for strikes, an outstanding ratio for him. The run he allowed came on a Willie Harris home run with two outs in the sixth inning.

Alburquerque left with the bases loaded in the seventh inning after hitting a batter. Luis Marte left them loaded by getting back-to-back flyouts.