DET@OAK: Krol gets Norris to pop out to escape jam

DETROIT -- Ian Krol's return from the disabled list came a bit earlier than anticipated when the Tigers lost another lefty reliever to injury Saturday.

Patrick McCoy pulled his right hamstring while racing the Rays' Ben Zobrist to first base on an infield single. McCoy was placed on the disabled list Sunday, and Krol was back in the Tigers' clubhouse.

Krol pitched a scoreless inning for Class A West Michigan on Friday. He was still with the Whitecaps in Fort Wayne, Ind., when he got the call that he needed to head back to Detroit early.

"Everything's great. Everything's good to go," Krol said. "It's good to be back."

Krol entered in relief on Sunday night, allowing hits to both batters he faced in the sixth inning before being relieved.

Review turns Joyce's triple into homer in Detroit

TB@DET: Triple overturned as home run in the 1st

DETROIT -- Former Tiger Matt Joyce was awarded a home run against his former team in the first inning Sunday night after a brief review.

Joyce, the Rays' left fielder, cranked one off the right-field wall, and it was initially ruled in play. Joyce stretched it for an RBI triple, but a crew chief review, initiated by Greg Gibson, granted him a two-run homer.

The line-drive blast pushed Tampa Bay's early lead to 3-0.

Rick Porcello had a 25-inning scoreless streak entering the first inning following two shutouts in his last two starts.

Worth noting

• Sunday night, Rajai Davis' name was at the top of the Tigers' batting order, with Austin Jackson batting ninth for the second time this season. According to Ausmus, the move was made simply because of the matchups against Tampa Bay ace David Price.

"I haven't looked at the [upcoming] Dodgers series yet," Ausmus said. "Generally, I still want to let Jackson be in that leadoff spot."