Health issues can’t dampen Detroit Tigers’ victory over Cleveland Guardians

Tigers closer Gregory Soto greets catcher Eric Haase after sealing Sunday's victory over the Guardians at Comerica Park.

detroit — Manager AJ Hinch didn’t want to talk about it, not that anyone could blame him.

“We won a series, that’s really what matters,” he said after the Tigers took the finale from the Guardians 2-1 Sunday at Comerica Park.

Tigers closer Gregory Soto greets catcher Eric Haase after sealing Sunday's victory over the Guardians at Comerica Park.

Don’t question. But yet, the Tigers had to pull another starting pitcher for health reasons and may have lost outfielder Robbie Grossman for a couple of days.

“We definitely feel like we’re taking it on the chin but we won a series against a division team,” Hinch said. “We had a couple of really good swings, we got really good pitching — another day, another injury, but we won a series and that’s what we wanted to do.”

BOX SCORE: Tigers 2, Guardians 1

Rookie Elvin Rodriguez had cruised through four innings Sunday allowing two singles in his second big-league start and had a 1-0 lead when he went back out for the fifth.

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