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Tigers lefty Eduardo Rodríguez gets a look at his former teammates when he pitches against Boston at Comerica Park.
Rodriguez was 64-39 in six seasons with Rafael Devers, Xander Bogaerts and the Red Sox before signing a $77 million, five-year contract with Detroit as a free agent.
“All in all, I’m going to enjoy having the opportunity to face my old teammates,” he said.
The 29-year-old Rodriguez gave up three runs and four hits in four innings against the White Sox in his Detroit debut.
FIRST ON THE FIELD
One day after suddenly ending up in the spotlight, Alyssa Nakken will be right back at work trying to help the San Francisco Giants beat San Diego.
The 31-year-old Nakken made major league history as the first female coach on the field in a regular-season game Tuesday night during San Francisco’s 13-2 victory over the Padres. She came in to coach first base for the Giants in the third inning after Antoan Richardson was ejected.
When she was announced as Richardson’s replacement, Nakken was greeted with a warm ovation from the San Francisco crowd. She also received a congratulatory handshake from Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer.
Giants manager Gabe Kapler said Nakken had “prepared for this moment” while working with Richardson and others.
“So it’s not a foreign spot on the field for her. She does so many other things well that aren’t seen,” he said. “So it’s nice to see her kind of be right there in the spotlight and do it on the field.”
Nakken is an assistant coach who works heavily with baserunning and outfield defense. She normally watches games from an indoor batting cage near the steps to the dugout — and has a Giants jersey nearby, just in…