Hunter, 39, stood in pain aside home plate with manager Brad Ausmus and team trainer Kevin Rand before he was removed from the game with a left hand contusion.
"I couldn't feel anything. … I thought it was broke," Hunter said.
Fortunately for the Tigers, X-rays came back negative. He is listed as day to day and will be re-evaluated Wednesday. He still could not flex his hand after the game and expected some swelling on Wednesday morning.
Jamal Collier is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.