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Peralta returns to lineup after allergic reaction

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CLEARWATER, Fla. -- If you've ever gone to a buffet and had to look for a label to figure out what kind of soup you were staring at, then you can probably relate to Jhonny Peralta's downfall Monday.

According to Peralta, he ate clam chowder before Monday's game, but he did not know what type of soup it was, and it wasn't labeled. Peralta is allergic to clam chowder.

"They had potato soup before, too," Peralta said Tuesday. "It didn't smell [like chowder]."

Not until Peralta had consumed a half-bowl's worth, he said, did he realize his mistake. Thankfully, for his sake, his allergic reaction consisted of stomach problems and not swelling.

Peralta was back in the lineup Tuesday against the Phillies, going 1-for-4 with a single and a run scored.

The Tigers are back home Wednesday to face Florida Southern, and Peralta is sure to double-check exactly what the soup of the day is from here on out. It almost sounds like a script out of "Seinfeld," but Peralta says it was an honest mistake.

"It's good to know now," Peralta said.

Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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